Sabri Lamouchi has done a lot of good work at Nottingham Forest since taking over at City Ground.

The former Rennes manager has turned the club into a playoff side, and barring a poor run of form, they should end up fighting for that final promotion spot back to the Premier League.

Recently signing a contract extension, the French manager is there to stay regardless of what happens, but that doesn’t mean he will be at Nottingham Forest forever.

Very happy in the Midlands, Lamouchi has, however, made it clear in a quick chat with TuttoMercatoWeb that he would like to return to Italy at some point, a country he spent a fair chunk of time in as a player.

Back when he still roamed the centre of midfield, the now 48-year-old’s first taste of Italian football came when Parma bought him from Monaco back in 2000.

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He spent three years there before joining Inter in 2003, where he stayed until 2005 before returning to France, to Marseille more specifically, on a free transfer.

Speaking to TuttoMercatoWeb, he was asked if he thought about returning to Italy.

He replied: “In Parma, I spent three amazing years and won a trophy, but I’m also tied to Genoa (where he spent a year on loan).

“When you feel comfortable in a place, you always think about returning. Italy is passion. I would like to return to Parma as a manager. It would be a good story”.