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Football | Nottingham Forest sack Martin O'Neill

Nottingham Forest have sacked Martin O'Neill.

Sabri Lamouchi will replace the former Republic of Ireland manager with immediate effect.

O'Neill took over at Forest in January after Aitor Karanka's departure from the Championship club.

The 67-year-old has lasted just five months at the Nottingham outfit, and has been dismissed days after Roy Keane departed the club.

Forest finished ninth in the table last season, eight points off the top six, having been four points adrift of the play-off places when O'Neill took over."Nottingham Forest can confirm that manager Martin O'Neill has left the club," a club statement read.

"The club would like to thank Martin for all his efforts during his time at The City Ground and wish him well for the future." His replacement, Lamouchi, has previously managed Ivory Coast and Rennes.

The 47-year-old also represented Monaco, Parma, Inter Milan and Marseille during his playing days, and earned 12 international caps for France.

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