Former Albion boss Chris Hughton has been 'relieved of his duties' at Nottingham Forest just over 11 months after taking charge.

The 62-year-old took charge of the Championship side in October, in his first job since being sacked by the Seagulls in May 2019.

After taking over a Forest side that were bottom of the Championship table with zero points, Hughton guided them to a 17th place finish last season, finishing nine points above the relegation zone.

However, this season Hughton had been under pressure to get some results with Forest bottom of the Championship having lost five of their opening six matches and with just one point in the league heading into last night match at home to Middlesbrough.

But after overseeing Forest's worst start to a season in 108 years, Hughton's final game in charge was a 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough at the City Ground yesterday.

In a statement on their website this morning, Forest said: “Nottingham Forest can confirm that Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as first team manager.

“The club would like to place on record its appreciation for Chris’ efforts. Chris joined the club in a difficult period for everyone in football and around the world and we thank him for the way he has conducted himself during his tenure."