Nottingham Forest look set to complete the surprise appointment of Martin O’Neil as their new manager.

The Red’s have struggled for consistency with managers in recent years. O’Neil will become the ninth permanent manager in under seven years at the City Ground. He will most likely be joined at Forest by assistant Roy Keane.

The two worked together during O’Neil’s time as Republic of Ireland manager which ended after the Irish suffered relegation from League C in the Nations League last year.

He was a popular player during his playing days being at the club during the glory days of the Brian Clough era.

We have gathered some fan reaction to the news and it’s safe to say that it’s a mixture with some happy at the clubs choice and some questioning it.


However, there were some who didn’t believe the former Republic of Ireland Manager was the right choice.

As mentioned above O’Neil will become the ninth manager in seen years at the City Ground. The last eight have all been deemed to have failed the club, the latest being Aitor Karanka who left the club in 7th place, 4 points adrift of the play-offs.

There has been a different managers coming in and out of the door at Forest on a regular basis and it has not improved the teams stature. Forest have finished 17th, 21st, 16th and 14th in the last four seasons.

Most fans were said to see Karanka go and will hope that O’Neil can continue his good work.

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