Nottingham Forest parted ways with Chris Hughton in September, and he could quickly make a return to management with Cardiff City.

Hughton lasted less than a year as Forest boss having taken the job in October 2020.

After a horrendous start to the season, Forest parted ways with Hughton on September 16th.

Replacement Steve Cooper has come in and worked wonders in a short space of time, leaving many to question Hughton’s management.

Previously a strong Championship manager with Newcastle United, Birmingham City and Brighton and Hove Albion, Hughton’s style of play seemed dated at Forest.


However, the 62-year-old could make a very quick return to management with Cardiff City

The Sun on Sunday (24/10, p62) report that Hughton is in the mix to become the new Cardiff boss following Mick McCarthy’s departure.

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Chris Wilder is another name in the frame for Cardiff, but Hughton is under consideration to take the job.

Hughton’s style of play does seem somewhat similar to McCarthy’s, which may not please Cardiff fans.

Returning to the Championship inside six weeks would surely leave Forest fans baffled, but Hughton’s experience and prior track record could make him appealing.

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