I think I’m running out of words to describe this man right about now.
Luckily that’s where the fans can come along and do my work for me.
After the victory over Leeds on Saturday night, Forest find themselves within touching distance of a top-two spot in the Championship, and a lot of the praise for getting them there has to go to boss Sabri Lamouchi and the work he has done in turning the team around from last season.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s game with Charlton Athletic, the Frenchman gave a bit of an insight into how he’s managed to get this team challenging at the upper end of the table, and it’s all about teamwork.
“I do not have a team, I have a group, and this team spirit is what we have built from the beginning, but only because the players trust us and follow us and they need to trust themselves.”
Words that came as music to the ears of Forest fans.
We have a leader. A true coach. A real Manager. For the first time in the years (decades) I feel optimistic!
— Peter Ball (@peterbouncyball) February 10, 2020
9 months after the playoff final victory, there’s going to be a boom of children, both male and female, called Sabri
— The Bong Appreciation Society (@Bong_Society) February 10, 2020
Just reading that in his voice makes me breathless
— Sarcastic Forest (@SarcasticForest) February 10, 2020
What a top manager we’ve got. He’s brilliant.
— Mrdan1000 (@mrdan1000) February 10, 2020
You can see why we are successful under Sabri’s management. because he ‘IS’ the team, and they are ‘HIM’.. He loves them, he father’s them, he scolds them!! We are as ONE !!!
— Rickhardo (@Rickhardo6) February 10, 2020
This guy is a class act.
— Martin Carolan (@centurioncaz) February 10, 2020
And as I think is going to become customary in about 90% of tweets from the club from here until the end of the season, there were fans begging for the club to give him a new deal.
Best thing that can happen is that Sabri is given a long term significantly extended contract … no matter what else happens …
— neil harrison (@nffcneil) February 10, 2020
— Paddy Joseph (@Plasticcpaddy) February 10, 2020
Is a top two spot realistic for Forest?
And honestly, can you blame them?