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Nottingham Forest sack Dougie Freedman after 14 months at helm

 

Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Dougie Freedman after 13 months in charge at the City Ground.

Forest have lost five of their last six games in the Championship and lie in 14th place after Saturday's 3-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday.

Former Forest striker Freedman replaced Stuart Pearce in February 2015 and won 19 of his 57 games as boss a 33% win ratio.

The club said first-team coach Paul Williams will take over as manager until the end of the season.

Freedman guided Forest to a 14th place finish last season and leaves with the side in exactly the same position.

Although Forest enjoyed a 13-game unbeaten run from November to February, they have failed to threaten the play-off spots.

They have been restricted to free and loan signings since December 2014, having been placed under a transfer embargo for exceeding Financial Fair Play limits. They have the opportunity to have the embargo lifted in June.

Freedman migh feel a bit agrieved given the limitations imposed but becomes the latest in a long line of Championship managers not to see out the season.

Record at Forest

Games: 57 
Wins: 19
Draws: 16
Defeats: 22
Win %: 33.33

JB

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