Dougie Freedman has been sacked by Nottingham Forest after the team’s disappointing 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Freedman had been in the role for thirteen months, replacing Forest icon Stuart Pearce in the job.

Forest are currently fourteenth in the Sky Bet Championship, being nine points off the dreaded relegation zone. However, their form as of late has been dreadful, with Freedman’s team losing five of their last six games, which has obviously led the Al-Hasawi family to call time on the former Palace and Bolton boss’ reign.

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Forest stated that first-team coach Paul Williams will take over the management of the side until the end of the season.

It is yet unclear who will replace Freedman at the City ground in the summer, but former Forest boss Billy Davies has recently stated that he would be interested in a return to management, and Forest may turn back the years to reappoint the Scot.