Keane confirmed as O’Neill’s assistant

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Roy Keane has been confirmed as Martin O’Neill’s assistant manager at Nottingham Forest.

The former Forest midfielder was present at Forest training today, and will once again act as O’Neill’s second in command following the duo’s stint with the Republic of Ireland.

“I am happy to be back,” Keane told the club website.

“I am looking forward to it, it’s a big challenge and I’m ready for it.

“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.

“It is a different challenge now and I am in a different position coaching the players. I am looking forward to it, a huge challenge ahead and 20 years out of the Premier League.

“It will be tough but I am looking forward to it.”

O’Neill, 66, replaced Aitor Karanka at the City Ground earlier this month.

Forest picked up a 3-1 home win on Saturday against Wigan Athletic in O’Neill’s second game in charge.

Joe Lolley, Matty Cash and Adlene Guedioura all scored for the home side.

The Championship club are reportedly in talks with West Ham defender Reece Oxford as O’Neill looks to strengthen the squad for a promotion push.

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