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Nottingham Forest sack manager Montanier

Press Association logoPress Association 14/01/2017

Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Phillipe Montanier after seven months in charge of the English second-tier side.

Forest made the announcement late on Saturday night in the wake of the goalless draw at Birmingham.

It was Forest's eighth game without a win in all competitions and they sit three points above the relegation zone in fifth spot on the Championship ladder.

"The club has made the decision following a series of disappointing results this season and given the current position in the league table," Forest said in a statement.

"The search for a replacement manager will now begin. In the meantime, Gary Brazil will be handling first-team affairs.

The 52-year-old Montanier, who has also been in charge at Stade Rennes, Real Sociedad, Valenciennes and Boulogne, is the seventh permanent manager to leave Forest since the club was taken over by businessman Fawaz Al Hasawi in July 2012.

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