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Sabri Lamouchi ([sabʁi lamuʃi]) (Arabic: صبري لموشي, born 9 November 1971) is a French former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He is the manager of EFL Championship club Nottingham Forest.
|Date of birth||9 November 1971|
|Place of birth||Lyon, France|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Nottingham Forest (manager)|
|2004–2005||→ Genoa (loan)||20||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Lamouchi started his professional career with Alès and then moved to Auxerre for four years. He then went on to join Monaco, who he helped to the Ligue 1 title in 2000, before being snapped up by Parma of Italy. He later moved to Inter Milan.
Lamouchi had a spell at Genoa before joining Marseille on loan the following year. In January 2006, the loan deal was made a permanent move. He played for Marseille for six further months, until he announced that he was leaving the club on 18 September 2006, although his contract ran until June 2007.
Lamouchi was capped 12 times and scored one goal for the French national team. He made his debut in 1996 and was a member of the French European Championship squad the same year. He was in France's 28 men-preliminary squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup on home soil. However he was one of the six players axed by head coach Aimé Jacquet just before the tournament began. The team went on to win the tournament.
In May 2012, he became manager of the Ivory Coast national team, his first managerial position. The Elephants qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, ranked 23rd at the time – highest ranked in Africa – and started their group play with a 2–1 victory over Japan. That was followed by a 2–1 loss to group favourite Colombia. On his last game as Ivory Coast's manager, he and his team lost 2–1 against Greece and they were eliminated from the FIFA World Cup. The team featured stars such as Yaya Touré, Gervinho, Wilfried Bony and Didier Drogba. Lamouchi resigned from the position following Les Elephants' exit from the competition.
On 8 November 2017, Lamouchi became the manager of French side Rennes. He led the team to a 5th place synonymous with Europa League qualification. On 3 December 2018 after a string of poor results, he was sacked from the club.
On 28 June 2019, following the departure of Martin O'Neill, it was announced that Lamouchi would become head coach of Nottingham Forest for the 2019–20 season. He enjoyed a strong start to the season and won the league's Manager of the Month award for September 2019. On 19 June 2020, Nottingham Forest announced that Lamouchi had signed an extension to his managerial contract. Forest were in the play-off positions for nearly the whole season, but missed out by finishing 7th on the final day of the season after being beaten at home 1–4 by Stoke City. Lamouchi had guided Forest to their highest league position since the 2010–11 season, and also became the first Forest manager to complete a full season in over nine years.
- As of match played 22 July 2020
|Ivory Coast||28 May 2012||25 June 2014||28||14||7||7||50.00|
|El Jaish||27 December 2014||1 July 2017||92||50||16||26||54.35|
|Rennes||8 November 2017||3 December 2018||50||19||13||18||38.00|
|Nottingham Forest||28 June 2019||Present||50||20||16||14||40.00|
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- Division 1: 1999–2000
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