Nottingham Forest have this afternoon parted company with manager Martin O’Neill.

A brief statement on the club’s official website confirmed that he had departed the City Ground after just over five months in charge.

Quite simply it never really got going for the man who served the club with distinction as a player.

O’Neill was in charge of just 19 games. During his short tenure, he claimed eight wins, oversaw eight defeats with three games finishing in a share of the spoils.

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Following Forest’s rise up the table under previous boss Karanka, a large number of fans struggled to warm to O’Neill stark management style.

The Reds did regress performance wise on the pitch but three wins on the spin to finish the 2018/19 campaign had looked to hand O’Neill some time.

That wasn’t to be and a Tweet from The Guardian journalist Daniel Taylor seems to indicate player power having a say in this latest development:

Following this news, Forest fans have taken to Twitter to offer their thoughts on the situation: