Martin O’Neill has just been sacked by Nottingham Forest according to The Guardian.
This comes just a week after Roy Keane resigned as assistant manager.
The report states that O’Neill was let go due to player concerns about his management. He had only just been appointed five months ago.
The sixty-seven-year-old played for Nottingham Forest under the great Brian Clough when they won their back to back European Cups in 1979 and 1980.
O’Neill is the epitome of the type of manager that we fear Ashley will appoint – a retread manager who is now in the twilight of his career.
We will probably now hear a lot about Martin O’Neill being in contention for the Newcastle job but we highly doubt that will happen.
We, however, would put nothing past Mike Ashley.