You’d think they’d have given us more of a heads up on this. It’s certainly been a busy day on the banks of the Trent. There was a lot of fuss and feather this morning as the new home shirt was revealed, but this afternoon brought a whirlwind of change.
First we learn of the sacking of Martin O’Neill, then less than 20 minutes later the club swiftly appointed Frenchman Sabri Lamouchi to the role of manager at the City Ground, giving the impression that this sort of thing has been in the works for some time.
The name certainly came out of nowhere for Nottingham Forest fans as a lot of them were sent scrambling to Google and Wikipedia to find out who the new man in charge is. Unless you know your French football, he’s hardly a household name.
After they did their research, they came back a little bit underwhelmed and took to Twitter to express their confusion over their new manager. A lot of fans took the chance to show they are still clambering for the return of Aitor Karanka, who was sacked by the club in January despite being 7th in the table.
It took me to dunk one of me biscuits for us to sack and appoint a manager gotta be a record surly
— Zak Fretwell (@zakfretwell95) June 28, 2019
Will this be the first time we sing ‘who are ya’ to our own bench
— iamunique (@trevorunique) June 28, 2019
Who is Sabri Lamouchi?
— Liam Corrigan (@LiamCorrigan90) June 28, 2019
Quickest turn around ever
— Conor McKeever (@conorjmckeever) June 28, 2019
Well some have their wish, we don’t know who he is or his track record but is he young, that’s all we should care about ? #nffc
— Red Dog Macca (@halftimepies) June 28, 2019
That’s a funny looking Karanka
— dan (@growupdan) June 28, 2019
This isn’t Karanka?!
— byron (@Byron_nffc) June 28, 2019
Well at least I have no expectations to be crushed this season #NFFC
— Tom Swarbrick (@TomSwarbs) June 28, 2019