By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
English championships side Nottingham Forest have officially relieved manager, Chris Hughton of his duties as the head manager of the club. This information was released today Thursday 16th day of September 2021.
Nottingham maintains the bottom of the second tier and Wednesday’s home defeat by Middlesbrough left them without a win from any of their first seven league matches.
The statement read “Nottingham Forest can confirm that Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as first team manager,”
“The club would like to place on record its appreciation for Chris’ efforts. Chris joined the club in a difficult period for everyone in football and around the world and we thank him for the way he has conducted himself during his tenure.”
“Steven Reid will take temporary charge of the first team as interim head coach.”
Hughton was once former Newcastle and Brighton boss, he has only spent less than a year in charge at the City Ground after replacing Sabri Lamouchi in October 2020.
He is a former professional footballer and football manager. Born in England, he represented the Republic of Ireland national team and in 1979, he became the first mixed race player to represent the nation.
Nottingham Forest, who were long time ago crowned European champions in 1979 and 1980 has never played in the Premier League since the 1998/99 season.