Roy Keane has linked up with Martin O’Neill once again, joining Championship club Nottingham Forest as assistant to the Irish manager.
The former Republic of Ireland international played at the club after joining from League of Ireland side Cobh Ramblers in 1990, enjoying three years at Nottingham before moving on to Manchester United.
While Keane received a lot of flak towards the end of his time as assistant manager with the Irish senior team, he will return to the City Ground as a fan favourite after 25 years away.
The Corkman will also reunite with Martin O’Neill, with whom he formed part of the coaching ticket for Ireland between 2013-2018, before both men departed their roles “by mutual consent” last November.
Keane spoke to the club website about his new job and helping the club fight for promotion:
“Obviously, I had great memories of my career here as a player, the club gave me my chance and I will always remember them for that.’’ The Irishman said.
“We will give it a good go, I have huge respect for Martin and the club and it fell into place nicely.
“I have seen the team a number of times over the last year or two and it is going to be tough but hopefully, with one or two signings, a bit of luck we can hopefully be competing.”
This will be Keane’s fifth coaching role since he stopped playing football in 2006, having also worked for Sunderland, Ipswich and Aston Villa.
Forest currently sit ninth in the Championship table, four points adrift of the play-offs.