Olympiacos appoint Nottingham Forest target as new name emerges as favourite

Victor Sanchez playing for Deportivo

The Tricky Trees have been without a manager for three and a half months.

Deportivo La Coruna coach Victor SanchezSanchez has been sworn in by Olympiacos

Nottingham Forest appear to have missed out on another managerial target after Olympiacos confirmed the appointment of Victor Sanchez on Thursday.

The Greek champions, whose owner Evangelos Marinakis is set to acquire an 80 per cent stake in Forest, had earlier announced the resignation of Marco Silva - who is now the new favourite to take over at the City Ground.

Forest candidate Marco SilvaNew Forest candidate Marco Silva

Sanchez had previously led the bookmakers' list, with Forest hoping to appoint Dougie Freedman's successor this week, according to the Nottingham Post.

The paper reported that Sanchez, who was sacked by Deportivo La Coruna last month, was being considered alongside compatriots Julen Lopetegui and Michel, under whom he previously worked as assistant manager at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, as well as with Getafe and Sevilla.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Michel, Nottingham Forest managerial candidateAnother reported candidate, Michel, was Sanchez's boss at three clubs

Forest, who finished 16th last season, remain the only side in England's second tier without a manager as pre-season looms.

The Nottingham Post reported this week that the club is likely to make an overseas appointment for the first time in their 150-year history.

 

General view inside the City GroundGeneral view inside the City Ground

 

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