Nottingham Forest fans react to Martin O'Neill speculation on Twitter, escalates into bizarre debate

The European Cup-winning midfielder has been linked with a return to the City Ground as manager.

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has sparked a frenzy with his comments about the club's potential new manager.

The Kuwaiti said on Thursday that Forest were in talks with two experienced British managers, both of whom have Nottingham links and have taken clubs into the Premier League.

Two names that tick all three of those boxes are Nigel Pearson and Martin O'Neill, and while the former has been heavily linked with the post since it was vacated by Dougie Freedman in March, O'Neill has been nothing more than a speculative suggestion so far.

By Friday, the former Forest winger, a member of the club's double European Cup winning side, was the name on everyone's lips, with Reds supporters taking to Twitter to give the speculation their backing.

Some though, appeared to think far too hard about Fawaz's comments and got themselves a little distracted.

Here's the best of the reaction so far:

FYI - O'Neill holds a British passport, according to the Irish Post...

I think Leicester fans might beg to differ on that one, Gary...

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