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Nottingham Forest betting update: Poyet and O'Neill favourites, former Forest players linked

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...

Ian Woan: Former Forest hero Woan has been working at Burnley with Sean Dyche, playing a part in the Clarets' promotion to the Premier League. With more than 200 appearances for Forest, Woan would surely be welcomed back to the City Ground despite his lack of managerial experience, and bookmakers currently make him a 25/1 shot.

Roy Keane: Another name, another former Forest player. Republic of Ireland assistant Keane racked up over 100 games with Forest as a player before moving on to Manchester United, and could return to management this summer. Spells with Sunderland and Ipswich Town didn't end well, but Keane is as short as 20/1 for the Forest job, making him something of a dark horse.

Nigel Clough: Burton Albion boss Clough, the son of Forest legend Brian Clough, played more than 300 games for Forest and scored over 100 goals before spells with Liverpool and Manchester City. Now on the verge of winning promotion from League One with Burton Albion, Clough will always be linked to the Forest job due to his name, and at 12/1 he could be right in contention.

Martin O'Neill: Yet another ex-Forest player, O'Neill is currently in charge of the Republic of Ireland ahead of Euro 2016. A return to club management could be tempting for the 64-year-old, and heading back to the City Ground would surely be appealing for a man who made over 250 appearances for Forest as a player. At 6/4, O'Neill is the second favourite to replace Freedman this summer.

The favourite - Gus Poyet: Ex-Sunderland boss Poyet has just left his role with AEK Athens, and may plot a return to England. After success in the Championship with Brighton, taking them to the 2013 Championship play-offs, Poyet struggled at Sunderland, but is the odds-on favourite for the Forest job at 4/7. Forest would just have to hope that they get the Brighton version, rather than the Sunderland version of Poyet!

Who do you want to see Forest appoint this summer?

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