Nottingham Forest betting update: Steve Evans' odds slashed, Gianfranco Zola in contention

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Nottingham Forest are on the lookout for a new manager following Dougie Freedman's departure - and Leeds boss Steve Evans has been touted.

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...

Steve Evans: The Leeds United boss is out of contract this summer, and has today seen his odds crash to just 5/1, making him one of the favourites for the Forest job. The Scot hasn't been able to find consistency at Leeds, but Forest could take a chance on him with his contract coming to an end.

Gus Poyet: Uruguayan Poyet left Sunderland last season, and is currently in charge of Greek side AEK Athens. Having enjoyed success in the Championship with Brighton and Hove Albion, Poyet knows the division, and at 9/4, he appears to be a real frontrunner for the job.

Gianfranco Zola: An interesting link is to Italian Zola. The former West Ham and Watford boss is currently managing Al-Arabi in Qatar, but has seen major movement today. Now at 10/1, Zola is a dark horse for the Forest job, and he had a decent spell in charge of Watford, meaning he could fancy another shot at Championship success.

Steve Cotterill: Former Forest boss Cotterill took charge during the 2011/12 season, winning 12 of his 37 games in charge before leaving in the summer of 2012. Now a free agent after leaving Bristol City, Cotterill has been touted for a shock return to the City Ground, and at 4/1, he is right in the picture.

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