Nottingham Forest betting update: Steve Evans becomes new favourite, Robinson now linked

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

Nottingham Forest confirmed on their official website in March 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 has been in charge up until the end of the season.

Now, 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 today's biggest movers...

Karl Robinson: MK Dons boss Robinson has long been regarded as one of English football's brightest young managers, but relegation from the Championship has damaged that. The 35-year-old is committed to an attractive brand of football though, and could build something at the City Ground. Now 14/1 for the job, Robinson is still something of an outsider, but is in the conversation.

Martin O'Neill: Ex-Forest midfielder O'Neill is in charge of the Republic of Ireland national team, but with no talks of a contract extension, he could leave that role after Euro 2016. Still a popular figure at Forest, O'Neill's appointment would be welcomed, and at 5/1 he's currently the second favourite to replace Freedman.

Nigel Pearson: Nottingham-born boss Pearson would be the choice of many fans, and he's a free agent having left Leicester City last summer. However, links to both Aston Villa and Middlesbrough mean that Pearson should have plenty of offers this summer, and bookmakers seemingly believe that a move to Forest is now unlikely, pricing him at around 16/1.

Nigel Clough: Another former Forest player, Clough just sealed promotion to the Championship with Burton Albion and has been heavily touted for a return to the City Ground. The chance to manage Forest, just as his father Brian did, could be appealing to Clough, and he's now the 6/1 third favourite.

The favourite - Steve Evans: Intriguingly, the favourite for the job is now Leeds United boss Evans. The Scot is expected to leave Elland Road this summer when his contract expires, and staying in the Championship could be an option for him. Now as short as 4/6 for the Forest job, Evans is the clear favourite in what would be a shock appointment.

Who would you like to see Forest appoint this summer?

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