Stan Collymore has welcomed Martin O’Neill ‘home’, amid rumours that the Irishman could return to Nottingham Forest.
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.
Welcome home, gaffer.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 14, 2019
I love Martin, best manager I played under, but I realise that was 18 years ago.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 14, 2019
If I'm taking my rose tinted glasses off, I'd have gone for Jokanovic, because I like his brand of football.
Martin won't be going to Forest to coast though, he has too much history at the club. https://t.co/GYSWPGojmF
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.