Gordon Greer believes it is a shame former Brighton boss Chris Hughton was not given more time by Nottingham Forest.

He was yesterday ‘relieved of his duties’ just 11 months after taking charge, in his first job since being sacked by Albion in May 2019.

After taking over when they were bottom of the Championship with no points, Hughton guided them to a 17th place finish.

But after overseeing their worst start to a season in 108 years, his final game in charge was a 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough on Wednesday.

However, Greer who played under Hughton during his first two seasons at Albion felt it was a shame he did not get more time.

He told The Argus: “Nowadays in football people are forced into making knee-jerk reactions because the fans don’t stand for it.

“Nottingham Forest are a big club and have spent a serious amount of money on players and have got a really good squad, but are just not getting the results for whatever reasons and the fans or the board want change. But at Brighton when Chris first came in we didn’t have a particularly strong end to the season from January to the end of the summer.

“It took Chris a year or so to get the side playing the way he wanted it to. So it is a shame he has not been given the time but it does not surprise me in this day and age when manager lose their jobs after a few months.”