Neil Lennon is in the bookies market to become the next manager of Nottingham Forest.

The Reds axed Chris Hughton on Thursday morning following a dismal start to the English Championship season.

Steve Cooper is understood to be the leading candidate for the role but a number of other managers are also in the bookies market.

Lennon is one of those priced at 33/1, while former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is also in the race at the same price.

Chris Wilder, John Terry and Alex Neil are among Cooper in the favourites for the vacancy at Forest.

We told last week how Neil Lennon was the favourite to replace Stephen Kenny as the manager of the Irish national team.

The former Celtic and Hibs gaffer has been out of football since he departed Parkhead in February, but he is keen to get back into management as soon as possible.

Current Ireland manager Kenny is under major pressure having won just one of his 15 matches in charge – a friendly win over Andorra.

Bookmakers Paddy Power now have Lennon as favourite to replace Kenny at 23/10. Roy Keane is next in at 11/2, with Robbie Keane at 7/1.