Nottingham Forest have announced the appointment of Chris Hughton as their new manager, following the sacking of Sabri Lamouchi.

Lamouchi has paid the price for their poor start to the Sky Bet Championship campaign after they also imploded to miss out on the play-offs on the final day of last season.

And minutes after the 48-year-old's dismissal, Forest turned to the former Brighton and Newcastle boss Hughton (61).

A club statement read: "Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Hughton as the club's new manager.

"Hughton joins the club with a wealth of managerial experience, leading both Newcastle United and Brighton to promotion from the Championship and going on to establish both teams in the Premier League." 

The former Republic of Ireland international has been out of work since he was sacked by Brighton in May 2019.