Nottingham Forest have confirmed the appointment of Martin O’Neill as their new first team manager, replacing Aitor Karanka who left last week.
It will be O’Neill’s first job since he parted company with Republic of Ireland on the 21st of November.
He, along with Roy Keane were appointed back in 2013 and then took the international side to the last 16 of Euro 2016.
However, they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, losing to Denmark in the qualifying playoffs stage, as well as not winning a competitive game this year and ended up getting relegated from their Nations League group.
Nottingham Forest were reportedly heavily linked with Slavisa Jokanovic who was sacked by Premier League side Fulham in November.
But Martin O’Neill, who was third favourite just a few days ago, has completed his return to the club – becoming their 11th manager since June 2011.
HIS MANAGERIAL HONOURS:
– Football League Third Division play-offs: 1994
– Football Conference: 1992–93
– FA Trophy: 1990–91, 1992–93
– Conference League Cup: 1991–92
– Football Conference Shield: 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94
– Football League First Division play-offs: 1996
– Football League Cup: 1996–97, 1999–2000
– Scottish Premier League: 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04
– Scottish Cup: 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05
– Scottish League Cup: 2000–01
– UEFA Cup runner-up: 2002–03
– 2010 Football League Cup Final
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) January 15, 2019
A club statement, which didn’t say about the length of his contract, said he was “finally realising a lifelong dream in managing his beloved Nottingham Forest”.
Nottingham Forest fans have since given their reaction on the appointment of Martin O’Neill as the new first team manager and it’s fair to say it’s been rather mixed, some speculated how long he would last in the job – find out what they, plus Peter Shilton had to say on the next page.
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