Nottingham Forest are open to bringing in a foreign manager if they choose to part ways with boss Chris Hughton in the coming weeks.
They claim that Forest seriously considered sacking Hughton just before the international break began last month.
A 1-1 draw at rivals Derby County seemingly gave Hughton a stay of execution. It wasn’t the best result, but Forest did show some fight and resolve.
Hughton now needs to find that first league win of the season. Defeat to Cardiff City on Sunday could spell the end for the former Brighton boss.
Hughton appointment just hasn’t worked for Forest
This isn’t how Forest saw this appointment going. Hughton had proven himself as an excellent Championship manager in the past, impressing with Newcastle United, Birmingham city and Brighton.
Yet with Forest, it just hasn’t clicked. His 27.5% win rate is the lowest of any permanent job the 62-year-old has ever held.
Evangelos Marinakis has change in mind already, and the notion of a foreign boss – rather than say, Chris Wilder – may leave some fans fearing the worst.
Philippe Montanier and Aitor Karanka didn’t exactly work out, whilst Sabri Lamouchi had mixed reviews.
Let’s hope Forest can kickstart the season with a win on Sunday, but if these reports are true, change could be coming very soon.