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Roy Keane Set To Be Confirmed As Martin O'Neill Assistant

Roy Keane Set To Be Confirmed As Martin O'Neill Assistant

Roy Keane will later today renew his working relationship with Martin O'Neill.

The Guardian reports Keane will be confirmed as O'Neill's assistant at Nottingham Forest. The two worked together in the same roles before O'Neill departed as Ireland manager in November and Keane also left.

O'Neill was appointed as Forest boss earlier this month, succeeding Aitor Karanka.

The 66-year-old won his first game at the club at the weekend, defeating Wigan 3-1. Forest lost their first game of O'Neill's reign to Bristol City.

It's said that Keane took time to consider Forest's offer as he was unsure if he should take another assistant role.

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O'Neill said shortly after his appointment that he wanted to Keane join his staff.

"He’s tough to handle, there’s no doubt about that, but that’s what makes him special – but he was a special footballer, drove Manchester United for 10 years and he didn’t do that by sitting around," said O'Neill.

Both O'Neill and Keane are former Nottingham Forest players. As he was so keen to remind anyone listening during his time as Ireland manager, O'Neill won two European Cups with Forest.

Keane began his career in English football when he joined the club from Cobh Ramblers in the summer of 1990.

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