Players from Rennes, Chelsea and Aston Villa all feature.
The Frenchman arrives with a good reputation from his time at Rennes and Real Sociedad, so who could Forest bring in from Montanier’s past?
Here are three potential options, as Forest look to add to their recent acquisition of Apostolos Vellios in the transfer market
Sunderland's Ola Toivonen celebrates after Arsenal's Olivier Giroud scores an own goal and the first for Sunderland
The Swedish international struggled to make an impact in France under Montanier and last season he spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Sunderland.
Despite this they have a strong bond and Montanier was a potent believer in his abilities.
In the Championship he could be a star.
Spent last season on loan at Rennes from Chelsea and is not likely to feature for their first-team anytime soon.
Therefore, the Frenchman is likely to be available on a loan deal once again for the upcoming season. Boga could be a top recruit.
Aston Villa's Carlos Sanchez
The Colombian, who is set to play Championship football with Aston Villa next term, played under Montanier at Valenciennes.
He would be a top recruit, albeit an ambitious one, but Forest are aiming for big things – Sanchez could be a brilliant recruit.