CONFIRMED: Martin O'Neill is the new manager of Nottingham Forest 1 year ago

CONFIRMED: Martin O'Neill is the new manager of Nottingham Forest

He won the European Cup there, you know? Twice.

Nottingham Forest have announced the appointment of Martin O'Neill as the club's new manager after Aitor Karanka was sacked last week.

It's O'Neill's first job back in management after he and Roy Keane parted ways with the Republic of Ireland national team by mutual consent in November 2018.

Forest currently sit just below the play-off places in the Championship in 9th with 39 points but sacked Karanka after a poor run of form that saw the team pick up just one win in six league games - against league leaders Leeds United.

Forest have intentions of returning to the top flight, and their best chance of doing so will be through the play-offs. They're currently four points behind sixth place Derby County.

O'Neill is something of a Forest legend, having spent ten years at the club as a player, during which time he scored 62 goals in 371 matches. The Irishman helped the Reds win a First Division title, two European Cups and two League Cups.

His last job in club football came to an end in 2013, when Sunderland sacked him after his management left them just one point above the relegation zone.

O'Neill's highlight as Republic of Ireland manager came in Euro 2016, when he led the boys in green to the round of 16, escaping a group that included Belgium and Italy.