Championship side Nottingham Forest have parted company with manager Aitor Karanka after just a year, confirmed by the club website.
Nottingham Forest have parted company with manager Aitor Karanka after just a year at the club. His last game in charge of Nottingham Forest was Saturday’s FA Cup defeat by Chelsea, having beaten Leeds the previous week to move within four points of the top six and he has left Nottingham Forest seventh in the Championship table.
Aitor Karanka was appointed at Nottingham Forest on a two-and-a-half year deal after he was sacked by Middlesbrough in March 2017, he guided them promotion to the Premier League in 2015-16.
Nottingham Forest’s club website published: “Aitor Karanka has asked to be released from his contract as the manager of Nottingham Forest Football Club.”
“The club have agreed to this request and the terms of departure have been agreed. Both parties wish each other every success for the future.”
“There will be no further comment from either party.”
“Simon Ireland will take charge of first-team affairs until a new manager is appointed.”
Nottingham Forest and Aitor Karanka had an exciting summer with the signings of Benfica’s Joao Carvalho for a club-record fee of £13.2m and completed a season-long loan deal for team-mate Diogo Goncalves.
Carvalho’s transfer fee eclipses Nottingham Forest’s previous record transfer fee, which was for striker Britt Assombalonga, who joined from Peterborough for £5.5m in August 2014.
But, who will replace Aitor Karanka?
Here is how Nottingham Forest fans reacted to the departure of Aitor Karanka –
The way he has been treated by the papers (and the non existent support from the club) it's no wonder he's gone. Worst mistake ever for #NFFC
— Carolanne Nffc Harvey (@CME_Carolanne) January 11, 2019
Congratulations on forcing the best manager we’ve had in years to resign.
— Peter (@PeterLawsonn) January 11, 2019
— Stuart Clarkson (@Stuart_Clarkson) January 11, 2019
It’s all going wrong again pic.twitter.com/3NehlSmcLj
— Tom Abbott (@tomabbo1999) January 11, 2019