Lamouchi pleased with key duo’s roles

Nottingham Forest
Sabri Lamouchi wants to see Nottingham Forest make it a perfect week by following up their 3-0 Carabao Cup success over Derby with a third successive victory.

Sabri Lamouchi says the appointments of a new technical director and head of international recruitment at Nottingham Forest should help move the club forward.

Forest this week announced two new key appointments behind the scenes, with Francois Modesto named Reds’ technical director, while fellow Frenchman Jose Anigo was appointed the club’s head of international recruitment.

Lamouchi knows the pair, who are both former professionals, well and they were both already working in some capacity at the City Ground before their roles were officially revealed.

The Forest head coach says the duo should have a positive impact on the club, as they attempt to improve recruitment and results.

“It is good for the club. They are working for the future,” Lamouchi said in quotes carried by the Nottingham Post. “I know them from before, so it is good to have them with us.”

Lamouchi believes Modesto and Anigo can help take the workload off his shoulders with Modesto in particular a well-respected former player and chief scout.

Modesto played for Monaco and Olympiacos and his most-recent confirmed role in the game was working as a chief talent-spotter at the Greek outfit.

Anigo is another former defender, who most recently was in charge of Greek side Panionios.

Lamouchi, who was named Championship Manager of the Month this week, is delighted to have them both on board, as he added: “They help because the manager cannot do everything alone, so they anticipate some (transfer) windows and the (transfer) market, and to work for the long-term with the club.”

Forest are well placed to mount a promotion challenge this season as they sit second in the Championship after 11 games, level on 22 points with leaders West Bromwich Albion.

Lamouchi’s side go to Wigan Athletic on Sunday aiming to maintain their recent impressive form, having won four of their last five games.