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Roy Keane Nottingham Forest assistant manager

Roy Keane leaves Nottingham Forest to ‘restart his own managerial career’

Roy Keane has left his role as assistant manager at Nottingham Forest.

The former Manchester United midfielder leaves after six months working alongside Martin O’Neill in the role, with the Irishman keen to ‘restart his own managerial career’.

Keane has previously managed both Sunderland and Ipswich, leading the former to promotion to the Premier League in 2007.

Following his dismissal as Ipswich manager in 2011, Keane worked alongside O’Neill for five years with the Republic of Ireland national team, before following him to the City Ground earlier this year. He also enjoyed brief spell as assistant to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa in 2014.

Sky Sports are reporting that the 47-year-old is now keen to return to management, and has thanked Forest and O’Neill for the opportunity they have provided him.

“Working with Martin over the last few years has been a magnificent experience, one of my greatest in football both as a player and a coach and one I want to personally thank him for,” Keane said in a statement released on the official club website.

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