It's been around a month since Nottingham Forest sacked Philippe Montanier, the Frenchman won nine, drew six and lost 15 of his matches at the City Ground and it has subsequently left the club seeking their ninth man at the helm since 2012. With a caretaker now in place we look at the odds on who will get the job permanently.
The current favourite is the current caretaker Gary Brazil, who has held the reigns as caretaker on two occasions. However, with a record of two wins, two draws and five defeats at the City Ground it may be a case of just handing him a contract until the end of the season, at which time the club will look for someone else with a fresh approach. His most recent win in that record came in the form of a 2-0 win against relegation threatened Rotherham, and odds of 4/5 (1.80) from BetVictor surely gives Brazil the edge among the chasing pack of managers.
The main contender to Gary Brazil is former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett, who was sacked by the Midlands club last summer. With odds of 5/1 (6.00), there would need to be something significant from both parties to get this over the line, but the signs are encouraging considering Jackett’s odds were as high as 28/1 (29.0). A proven, yet unspectacular record in the Championship for Kenny Jackett, would certainly bring stability to The City Ground.
Fans have touted former Birmingham manager Gary Rowett as the man to succeed Montanier at Forest. He, like Kenny Jackett is valued at 5/1 (6.00) - the odds have shortened slightly but at the moment it may be a case of 'not this time' for Rowett, who actually boasts a 43% win ratio as a manager in over 200 games in charge of both Burton Albion and Birmingham.
Nigel Clough recently made international headlines by passing on the club that is synonymous with the name Clough. He revealed that the job ‘came at the wrong time’, via the Nottingham Post. Despite ruling himself out he is still in the running with odds of 20/1 (21.0).
Some of the outsiders for the role are Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs (who is still waiting on his first managerial role) and newly-retired Frank Lampard, all valued at 25/1 (26.0).
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