Five facts about Victor Sanchez: The *new* new name in the Nottingham Forest running

Deportivo La Coruna coach Victor Sanchez

The Tricky Trees remain without a manger three-and-a-half months on.

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs during trainingGiggs won't be joining Forest it seems

No sooner had Nottingham Forest appeared to have their new manager sorted (Mirror), cold water was poured (Mail) and a new candidate emerged.

In a matter of hours on Monday, Spaniard Victor Sanchez surpassed Ryan Giggs as the bookmakers' favourite to replace Dougie Freedman, who - in case you can remember that far back - was sacked by the club in March.

So, as we've asked many times already this summer: Just who is this obscure overseas name linked with Nottingham Forest?

Here are five facts...

5b) Born in Madrid on 23 February 1976, Sanchez rose through the ranks at city giants Real and made his debut 20 years ago. He became league winner in his first full campaign.

5a) Fast-forward 12 months, the midfielder found himself sat beside Davor Suker and Santiago Canizares on Los Blancos' bench, as Jupp Heynckes' side beat Juventus 1-0 to lift the Champions League.

Real Madrid players celebrate 1998 Champions League winReal Madrid players celebrate 1998 Champions League win

4) Sanchez joined Racing Santander that summer and was signed by Deportivo La Coruna in 1999, after an impressive campaign. He was a league winner there, too. 

3) In the meantime, he became a European Under-21 champion with Spain and would win eight caps at senior level.

2) After seven years at Depor Sanchez moved to Greek side Panathinakos (tick), but returned to his homeland with Elche in 2007 and retired a year later.

Victor Sanchez playing for DeportivoSanchez in his Depor (playing) days

1) He was named as assistant manager to Forest-linked Michel at Getafe in 2010 and followed him to both Sevilla and Olympiacos (double tick) before taking the reins at Deportivo last summer. However, after a 15th-placed finish, Sanchez was sacked at the end of last month and is now a free agent.

Deportivo La Coruna coach Victor SanchezThe former Depor coach was sacked last month

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