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Martin O’Neill appointed Nottingham Forest manager

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Nottingham Forest have named Martin O’Neill as their new manager.

The 66-year-old, a former Forest player who won two European Cups at the City Ground, replaces Aitor Karanka in the job after the Spaniard’s departure last week.

O’Neill becomes the club’s 11th full-time boss since 2011 and his first game in charge is likely to be at home against fellow Championship play-off hopefuls Bristol City on Saturday.

He was a midfielder for Brian Clough’s continental conquering Forest team which won the 1977-78 English title and then back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980. Clough managed Forest from 1975 to 1993.

O’Neill enjoyed success with Wycombe, Leicester and Celtic as a manager, before less fruitful spells with Aston Villa and Sunderland.

He left his role as Ireland boss in November.

The club are also working to agree a deal to bring Roy Keane back to Forest as O’Neill’s number two, according to Nottinghamshire Live.

Forest are currently ninth in the Championship table in England.

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