Roy Keane is leaving Nottingham Forest
As confirmed by Nottingham Post reporter Paul Taylor, Roy Keane is about to leave Nottingham Forest again.
Keane returned to the City Ground last season to work alongside Martin O’Neill.
O’Neill and Keane had previously worked in tandem for the Irish national team.
In the end, the 2018-19 season petered out for Nottingham Forest, as they failed to come close to a playoff place.
It’s now been confirmed that Keane is leaving Forest as he attempts to “pursue other opportunities.”
The indication is that Keane is looking for a way back into football management.
Roy Keane is leaving #nffc. Not a reflection on his relationship with Forest or Martin O’Neill, but on his own ambitions to return to management. Wants to pursue other opportunities.
— Paul Taylor (@nottmtails) June 23, 2019
Update: since posting this article, Roy Keane’s Nottingham Forest exit has been confirmed.
#NFFC can confirm that assistant manager Roy Keane has left the club.
Everyone at the club would like to wish Roy the very best in the next stage of his career. https://t.co/p2rZhrhY4Y
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) June 23, 2019
Sammy Ameobi set to sign for Nottingham Forest
Now 27-years-old, Sammy Ameobi is on the verge of signing for Nottingham Forest.
Ameobi is ready to move to the City Ground as a free agent.
Last season, Ameobi was playing for Bolton Wanderers. The attacker scored four goals in 30 matches as Bolton were relegated to League One.
#nffc poised to sign former Newcastle and Bolton striker Sammy Ameobi in the next few days. Martin O’Neill’s first signing of the summer.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) June 23, 2019
Alan Hutton could be next
According to the Nottingham Post, Forest could soon sign a new defender, too:
Forest are also said to close to signing another free agent in former Aston Villa right-back Alan Hutton.
The 34-year-old has spoken with other Championship clubs, including Wigan, but Forest appear to be at the front of the queue.