Date: 5th December 2019 at 4:00pm
Written by: Barney Laws

I’m not too sure if this is being humble, realistic, or just too polite to give the real answer.

It could be all of them, it could be none of them, whatever it is though, it’s rather confusing. With reports recently suggesting that he had been contacted by Watford for their vacant managerial position, Sabri Lamouchi has reiterated that he’s not too bothered about his contract situation, and that the only thing on his mind is trying to get Nottingham Forest promoted.

Speaking to The Athletic, Lamouchi pointed out that history isn’t exactly on his side when it comes to head coaches, but that people should not be worried about his current situation:

“Honestly, I have a contract until the end of the season. You remember the last manager who lasted for a full season here? It was Billy Davies, nine years ago. I just want to focus on the contract I have now. Do not be worried about my situation. We are here building the same project. The club want to make the fans proud and happy; they want to make the fans’ dreams come true. Sometimes there will be mistakes. Sometimes the players will make mistakes, sometimes it will be the manager. But we will try together to find the right way.”

There’s a small part of me that is actually concerned with words like this. If his start to the season is good enough to garner attention from Premier League sides, and they manage to keep it up but fall short at the end of the season, then what’s to stop him just opening himself up for offers from other top flight sides without forcing them to go through the rig morale of buyouts and compensation?

That’s why it’s important for the club, even if Lamouchi says he doesn’t want it, to try and get a deal sorted as soon as page views.

Does Lamouchi deserve a new contract?

Yes, he's done enough

Yes, he's done enough

No, let's wait a little longer

No, let's wait a little longer

That way it will not only keep outside eyes from looking in his direction, but also to make sure his eyes aren’t tempted to go the other way.

 
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