Nottingham Forest betting update: Gus Poyet becomes new favourite, Martin O'Neill latest

Gus Poyet

Nottingham Forest are on the lookout for a new manager following Dougie Freedman's departure.

Nottingham Forest confirmed on their official website last month that manager Dougie Freedman has been sacked, with the search on for a successor.

Freedman, who was appointed in February 2015 following the departure of Stuart Pearce, won 33% of his games as Forest boss, working under difficult circumstances with the club's Financial Fair Play problems.

However, five defeats in his last six games mean Freedman has now gone, leaving Forest to search for another manager this summer, given that Paul Williams - who has yet to win a game as Forest boss - is in charge until the end of the season.

Regardless, bookmakers are pricing up odds for who could become Forest's permanent manager this summer, with odds compiled here by Oddschecker. Here are some of the biggest movers...

Gus Poyet: The former Sunderland boss is currently managing AEK Athens in Greece, but could be in line for a return to England having become the hot favourite for the Forest job today. Now 6/4 to take the reins at the City Ground, the Uruguayan impressed in the Championship during his time as Brighton boss, giving him the necessary credentials for the Forest job.

Martin O'Neill: Former Forest midfielder O'Neill has been linked with the job for many years now, and his odds have been cut to just 4/1 today. The Republic of Ireland boss is preparing for this summer's European Championships, but appears to be one of the managers in the running for the Forest job.

Steve Evans: Leeds boss Evans will see his contract expire at the end of the season, and looks set to leave Elland Road after some patchy form. The Scot has been touted for the Forest job over the last week though, and now sits at 11/1 to replace his compatriot Freedman at the City Ground.

Pep Clotet: A surprise name in the mix is Spaniard Clotet. The 38-year-old was Garry Monk's assistant at Swansea City, and has been out of work since Monk's departure from Swansea in December. The Sun reported over the weekend that Clotet has been approached by Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi about taking the job, and his odds are now down to 18/1.

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