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Roy Keane Leaves Nottingham Forest After Just Five Months

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Nottingham Forest manager head coach Martin ONeill and Nottingham Forest assistant manager Roy Keane during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa at City Ground on March 13, 2019 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Nottingham Forest have announced the departure of assistant manager Roy Keane after just five months at the Championship club.

Keane joined Forest in January as the assistant to Martin O’Neill following the pair’s departure from the Irish national team after a string of disappointing results.

Forest, who finished ninth last season, announced Keane’s departure on their website with the former Irish captain taking the time to thank Martin O’Neill following his departure.

“Working with Martin over the last few years has been a magnificent experience, one of my greatest in football both as a player and a coach and one I want to personally thank him for.”

Keane’s departure comes as somewhat of a surprise given the short nature of his spell at the City Ground but according to Daniel Taylor of the Guardian, the former Manchester United midfielder is looking to resurrect his own career in football management.

The former Irish assistant manager has not had his own managerial job since his spell at Ipswich which came to an end at the beginning of 2011.

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