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Davies sacked by Forest

24 March 2014 13:28

Nottingham Forest have announced the sacking of manager Billy Davies in the wake of a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of rivals Derby County.

Forest slipped out of the Championship play-off places as a result of Saturday's humbling defeat, which extended their winless run to eight matches.

A statement from Forest on Monday read: "Nottingham Forest Football Club have confirmed the termination of manager Billy Davies' employment.

"The club thank Mr Davies for his efforts during his second spell as manager since his re-appointment in February 2013 and wish him well for the future.

"Nottingham Forest will make a further announcement in due course."

Davies returned to the City Ground 13 months ago, having previously led Forest to the Championship play-offs on two occasions during an initial spell at the club between January 2009 and June 2011.

The former Preston North End and Derby boss oversaw a 16-match unbeaten run in all competitions prior to Forest's recent slump in form.

Neil Warnock, a vastly experienced manager who enjoyed success with Notts County more than two decades ago, has been strongly tipped to succeed Davies on a deal until the end of the season.

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Competition
Championship
Date
22 March 2014
Game week
37
Kick-off
13:15
Half-time
3 - 0
Full-time
5 - 0
Venue
iPro Stadium (Derby)
Attendance
33004

Goals

C. Bryson 6'  
1 - 0
C. Bryson 32'  
2 - 0
3 - 0
J. Russell 54'  
4 - 0
C. Bryson (PG) 69'  
5 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
6
25
3
33
4 6' 32' 69'
34 18'
8 37'
9
10
35
Coach: S. McClaren
# Player Bookings
1
18
5
13 73'
16 85'
28
14
6
31 34'
12
21
Coach: B. Davies

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11 54'
18
19
12
26
27
30
# Player Bookings
9
15
27
3
29
32
38

Sunday 5 July

Saturday 4 July

22:11
19:44
19:16
19:11
17:45
17:45
17:10
16:45
16:09
16:06
15:35
13:48
13:17
12:56
12:28
11:14
10:04
08:50
07:47
07:28
07:27
06:58
06:55
06:18
04:44
04:35
04:10
03:24
02:58
01:39

Friday 3 July

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0
21 0 +0 0
22 0 +0 0
23 0 +0 0
24 0 +0 0

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