With Martin O'Neill yet to renew his contract with the FAI, his former club Nottingham Forest are looking to capitalise on the impasse. O'Neill's contract with Ireland expires after the European Championships, and the Nottingham Post are reporting that Forest want to appoint O'Neill as manager, who twice won the European Cup as a player with the midlands club.
The Post report that Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi is very keen to appoint the Irishman, and is willing both to give him full control of transfers and team affairs along with waiting until after the Euros to appoint him.
Al Hasawi is reportedly aware of it being difficult to prise O'Neill from international management, but O'Neill fits the bill for a manager with both links to the club along with Championship experience. Forest are currently encumbered by a transfer embargo, which is due to be lifted in the summer.
Should O'Neill reject Forest's advances, the club will turn to either Nigel Clough or Nigel Pearson.
O'Neill has been in talks to extend his Irish contract for months, but has yet to put pen to paper.