Stan Collymore reacts to Nottingham Forest reportedly appointing Martin O'Neill

Head coach Martin O'Neill of Ireland reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Ireland at stadium Rajko Mitic on September 5, 2016 in Belgrade.

Martin O'Neill is expected to take charge at Nottingham Forest in the near future.

Head coach Martin O'Neill of Ireland reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Ireland at stadium Rajko Mitic on September 5, 2016 in Belgrade.

Stan Collymore has welcomed Martin O’Neill ‘home’, amid rumours that the Irishman could return to Nottingham Forest.

The Guardian report how Forest are set to appoint O’Neill, as they look for a successor for Aitor Karanka.

 

And while Collymore is a big fan of O’Neill, he believes that Slavisa Jokanovic would have been a better appointment at the City Ground.

Forest were thought to have considered Jokanovic, but O’Neill’s passion impressed Evangelos Marinakis at the interview stage.

Forest are determined to push on for promotion, even though many supporters are not happy with Karanka’s departure.

Karanka came under pressure as the Reds currently are sat outside the play off spaces in the Championship table.

Forest are currently sat in ninth place in the second tier, four points away from the top six.

O’Neill’s first game in charge at Forest could come against Bristol City on Saturday.

Ireland's head coach Martin O'Neill (L) gestures during the 2018 World Cup European zone group D qualifying football match between Georgia and Republic of Ireland in Tbilisi on September 2,...

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