Former Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi is wanted by Dijon to become their new manager, according to Le 10 Sport in France.
It isn’t thought that Dijon have Lamouchi at the top of their list. Olivier Pantaloni takes that mantle with his AC Ajaccio contact due to expire.
David Linares looks set to leave the French outfit. He has overseen a poor season with the Ligue 2 club who have finished the campaign in 11th place.
Now, Lamouchi is a target with the former Forest man keen to get himself back into management somewhere.
Interestingly, Forest actually did some business with Dijon in January. Jonathan Panzo swapped France for the City Ground and he’s bolstered the club’s younger ranks.
The Forest centre-back made his debut against Hull on the final day of the campaign. A regular run in the team will likely come later, with the defender signing a long-term deal.
Lamouchi has held just one position since leaving Forest in 2020. He became manager of Al-Duhail in the Middle East where he lasted 10 months.
The French manager won 20 of his 55 games as Forest manager. He did bring the feel-good factor back but he never recovered from a catastrophic end to the 2019/20 campaign.
His team had held a play-off place since Christmas but a 4-1 final day defeat to Stoke saw them slip out of the top six altogether.
Dijon want Lamouchi and Forest fans will wish him well
In truth, Lamouchi did a lot of good for Forest. After the tediously boring spell of Martin O’Neill, there proved a lot of work to do for the unknown Frenchman.
He immediately got down to work and made Forest tough to beat. It wasn’t always pretty admittedly but he did find a way to get the Reds up the league.
It does seem unthinkable that he’s not managed to get a gig somewhere.
That could be about to change though, with Dijon now placing him under consideration for their vacancy.
Lamouchi played a pretty rigid style at the City Ground and after a poor season defensively perhaps he’d be the perfect appointment for the French outfit.