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Nottingham Forest betting update: Steve Evans still favourite, Garcia and Michel in contention

The City Ground general view before clash with Hull

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

General view inside the City Ground

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.

The City Ground general view before clash with Hull

However, five defeats in his final six games mean Freedman has gone, leaving Forest to search for another manager this summer, given that Paul Williams had 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...

Leeds United manager Steve Evans applauds the fans after the game

Nigel Clough: Former Forest star Clough just sealed promotion to the Championship with Burton Albion and has been heavily touted for a return to the City Ground in recent weeks. The chance to manage Forest, just as his father Brian did, could be appealing to Clough, and he's around 4/1 for the job despite appearing to be settled with Burton, who will face Forest this season.

Oscar Garcia: The Spaniard, once a Barcelona youth coach, has already had quite the nomadic career. After two spells with Maccabi Tel Aviv either side of a stint with Brighton, Garcia became Watford boss in 2014 but left after just four games. Now in Austria with Red Bull Salzburg, Garcia could be tempted by an offer to return to England, and he's around 8/1 for the job right now.

Gianfranco Zola: Another former Watford boss, Zola is currently working as the manager of Qatari side Al-Arabi. The ex-Chelsea legend endured ups and downs during his time as manager of West Ham United and Watford, before returning to Italy to manage Cagliari, where just two wins in ten games handed him the sack. At between 6/1 and 12/1, Zola isn't the likeliest of candidates for Forest right now.

Watford manager Oscar Garcia

Michel: A Real Madrid legend during his playing days with the Spanish giants, Michel has had a slightly less successful managerial career. Currently a free agent having left Marseille earlier this season, the 53-year-old also has spells with Sevilla and Olympiacos on his CV. At 3/1 he's now the second favourite for the Forest job in what would be a bold move.

The favourite - Steve Evans: The favourite for the job for some time now has been Leeds 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 around 7/4 for the Forest job this evening, Evans is the clear favourite in what would be a surprise appointment.

Who would you like to see Forest appoint?

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