Collymore: I don’t care what Irish fans say, O’Neill and Keane ideal for Forest
Published 25/03/2014 | 13:15
Former Nottingham Forest player Stan Collymore has urged the club to bring Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane to the City Ground.
The Championship outfit sacked Billy Davies yesterday and while speculation has mounted on who could replace the Scot in the hot-seat, the football pundit believes that the former Forest legends are ideal to take over, regardless of the fact they are not long into their roles with the Republic of Ireland.
Last night on his Talksport radio show he suggested that club owner Fawaz Al Hasawi should pay whatever the FAI demand to get them out of their international contracts.
“He’s (Al Hasawi) got money, the owner ,” Collymore said.
"I would pay whatever remuneration to the FAI and get Roy Keane working under Martin O’Neill at Nottingham Forest.
“It [managing Ireland] is a part-time job and they didn’t think they were going to get a gig in the short-time.
“The Forest job has come up, both would get into a Forest all-time XI. Both want to manage day-to-day with players.
“I couldn’t give a monkey’s what Irish fans say in terms of ‘they love the job, steer clear from here’."
On Twitter today he reaffirmed last nights comments and suggested that both men could be interested in the vacancy.