Nottingham Forest have confirmed that their former player Roy Keane has joined the club as assistant manager to new boss Martin O'Neill.

The fiery Irishman starred for Forest in the early stages of his footballing career, before signing for Manchester United in 1993. 

Following a glittering career with the Red Devils, which saw him become an integral part of the midfielder during Sir Alex Ferguson's multi-trophy winning tenure, Keane went on to manage Ipswich Town and Sunderland.

Announcing the news of their official Twitter pageForest revealed the much anticipated confirmation of Keane's arrival, where he will link up with O'Neill again following the pair's stint at the helm of the Republic of Ireland men's national team. 

The Midlands side are currently ninth in the Championship table, and will be looking to secure a playoff place this season.


O'Neill got his reign off to the perfect start at the weekend, as his side beat Wigan Athletic 3-1 in the Championship. 

With a number of other sides in the division engaged in FA Cup action, Forest seized their opportunity to rise up the table, and will have a real psychological boost heading into the next round of fixtures.