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Roy Keane reunited with Martin O'Neill as Nottingham Forest assistant manager

The pair have linked up once again after being let go by the FAI in November.

Roy is back at Forest.
Roy is back at Forest.
Image: Twitter/NFFC

ROY KEANE HAS teamed up with Martin O’Neill once again, after landing the Nottingham Forest assistant manager role.

The managerial duo will pick up where they left off after five years in charge of the Irish national team.

Keane was at Forest’s training ground earlier today and he has been unveiled as assistant boss this afternoon. 

The former Forest midfielder spent three years with the club after joining from Cobh Ramblers in 1990, before making the switch to Manchester United in 1993.

Soccer - Barclays League Division One - Nottingham Forest v Coventry City Roy Keane was on the books at Nottingham Forest from 1990 until 1993 before his move to Manchester United. Source: EMPICS Sport

The move means that two former players will be returning to help drive Forest toward a place in this year’s Championship play-offs.

O’Neill and Keane’s tenure at Ireland came to an end following a World Cup play-off second leg capitulation in November 2017 and a series of uninspiring performances in 2018′s inaugural Uefa Nations League.

The 66-year-old found himself back in the hot seat less than two months later following Aitor Karanka’s departure from the Forest top job on 11 January.

Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic - Sky Bet Championship - The City Ground Martin O'Neill watches on as Forest beat Wigan 3-1 in the Championship last weekend. Source: PA Wire/PA Images

O’Neill spent the most successful part of his career with the club under Brian Clough — winning back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980.

- Originally published at 11.21

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