Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi has admitted that the club’s illustrious history played a major role in his decision to take over at the City Ground earlier this summer.
The Frenchman was drafted in by the Reds following Martin O’Neill’s departure and has experienced a positive start to life in the East Midlands.
Although he was unable to secure victory in his first match in charge of the club, Lamouchi has since led the Reds on a seven match unbeaten run in all competitions.
As well as clinching eye-catching wins over the likes of Derby County and Fulham, Forest have also managed to illustrate their resilience by coming from behind to draw against Leeds United and Charlton Athletic.
Speaking to The Telegraph about the reason why he decided to make the switch to the Reds, Lamouchi admitted: “I was excited to sign because Forest is one of the big clubs in England with a long history, though it was a long time ago [their success].
“We are born lucky to work in football and we all want to make our own history.
“But we cannot talk about the Premier League because it was 20 years ago [Forest were relegated in 1999].
“A lot of managers and players have tried.”
Lamouchi’s Forest will be looking to continue their recent run in the Championship when they head to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday to face Swansea City.
Whilst the season is still very much in its infancy, the early signs for Lamouchi at Forest are very promising.
Despite arriving at the City Ground with no previous experience of working in English football, the former Stade Rennais boss has managed to make a real impression on his players in recent weeks.
If the likes of Albert Adomah and Lewis Grabban continue to perform to a high level, there is no reason why the Reds cannot go on to launch a sustained push for promotion over the coming months.