Roy Keane and Nottingham Forest updates & why Stan Collymore fears the reunion
Nottingham Forest appoint Martin O’Neill
Nottingham Forest have confirmed the appointment of Martin O’Neill as their new manager on Tuesday.
O’Neill, the former Republic of Ireland boss, is returning the club football at the City Ground after Aitor Karanka’s departure.
O’Neill is of course a Nottingham Forest legend from his playing days.
He was part of Brian Clough’s side who won the European Cup twice.
Nottingham Forest have not confirmed the length of O’Neill’s deal.
Is Roy Keane going back to Nottingham Forest?
Many Nottingham Forest fans are wondering if Roy Keane is also returning back to the club.
Keane made his name at Forest as a player before he joined Manchester United.
Keane also worked alongside O’Neill in the Ireland job.
Interestingly, Nottingham Forest said nothing about Keane returning to the club when they announced O’Neill’s deal.
Yet local reports claim the parties are still in talks:
The club are also working to agree a deal to bring Roy Keane back to Forest as O’Neill’s number two.
If all goes well, both men will be in the dugout for the visit of Bristol City at the City Ground this weekend.
Stan Collymore on Roy Keane
Another former Nottingham Forest player, Stan Collymore, has voiced his fears for the club if Roy Keane returns.
Writing in his weekly column in the Mirror, Collymore isn’t convinced Keane’s style of work is effective:
If Roy Keane joins him then he can’t be the Roy Keane who tells everyone how bad they are after a couple of games as that’s not going to work.
What is good for Forest is that both O’Neill and Keane will want to present the best and most politically correct side of themselves.
Also see: Harry Kane to miss seven Spurs matches including Chelsea & Champions League.
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