Former Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi has explained what his managerial dream would be after missing out on the Sunderland job to Alex Neil.
The Frenchman reached the final stages of interviews to get the job with the League One outfit but was ultimately overlooked.
Now, he’s been quizzed on his future plans by the Italian football website Tutto Mercato Web.
Lamouchi arrived at the City Ground to replace Martin O’Neill in 2019. He achieved a seventh-place finish during the 2019/20 campaign narrowly missing out on the play-offs.
Following his Forest departure, Lamouchi headed to the Middle East. He oversaw a resurgent run of form for Al-Duhail before departing after just a single season.
Now, he’s hoping to get back into management and he’s been discussing his dream destination to embark on his next adventure.
He told Tutto Mercato Web: “It would be a dream. I learned the Italian mentality and I would like to return to Italy as a coach.”
Lamouchi spent time in Italy as a player. He played 90 times for Parma and then moved to Inter where he made 16 appearances.
From there he had a short loan spell with Genoa before heading to Marseille in France.
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Although pragmatic it still comes as a surprise that Lamouchi was overlooked for the Sunderland job and he does deserve another crack at England.
Of course, his dream may be to manage in Italy but plenty of English outfits would welcome him at their club.
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He had Forest fans dreaming of a return to the Premier League when he was in charge at the City Ground with several solid results.
Lamouchi’s approach to being hard to beat wasn’t always easy on the eye but ultimately he restored a feel-good factor after a drab Martin O’Neill tenure.
Forest fans will hope to see the former Rennes boss back in the dugout soon.