Lamouchi signs new Nottingham Forest deal


Sabri Lamouchi has agreed a new contract with Nottingham Forest, who are battling to win promotion from the Championship.

Former France international Lamouchi was appointed as head coach on a 12-month deal a year ago, replacing Martin O'Neill, who lasted just five months in charge at the City Ground.

Forest did not disclose the length of Lamouchi's new terms, but reports suggest the former Ivory Coast coach has agreed a two-year deal with the option for a third.

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Lamouchi has led Forest to fifth in the Championship table after 37 matches and their bid to reach the Premier League resumes at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday when England's second tier gets back underway following the enforced three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I am honoured to be staying at this fantastic football club. It was always my intention to stay here for a long period when I signed last year," Lamouchi told the club's official website.

"We have started to build a good team with fantastic characters and I am so pleased to be able to continue on my journey with them.

"I feel humbled by the level of support the fans have shown me since I arrived on day one and I am truly grateful for this.

"I am also thankful for the backing of our owner, Mr [Evangelos] Marinakis, whose support for both myself and the team has been exceptional from the very beginning."

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