Quite why Martin O’Neill has been sacked is still somewhat of a mystery. Daniel Taylor of the Guardian reported that the players turned against the Irishman and wanted him gone, although the reasons why they wanted him gone are as yet unclear.
Despite his heroics in helping Nottingham Forest achieve their famous back to back European Cup victories in 1979 and 1980, that clearly didn’t hold much credit among the Forest board or supporters as the news has been greeted with rapturous approval by Nottingham Forest fans.
After their failure to secure a playoff spot last season, not helped by their disastrous run of form in April where they lost four games in a row, they took to Twitter to celebrate the news of the Irishman’s departure.
Whilst the majority took the news simply as one sacking, there were a few more who saw this latest news as a damning indictment of what the club has become.
— Daniel Spittle (@Dannyspittle01) June 28, 2019
What a mess! ‘Club legend returns’ it was being touted as.. only 5 months ????????♂️
— All Things Football (@AshFootyBlogger) June 28, 2019
— Mark Lees (@M4rk_0ne) June 28, 2019
Hi, have you done this to cover up the reaction to the shirt launch this morning ?
— NFFC Silverdale Appreciation Society (@Silverdalelover) June 28, 2019
The appointment was only to silence the fans when getting rid of karanka because of his past history with the reds
— Lee carnelley (@CarnelleyLee) June 28, 2019
State of this club Dan. It’s hard to feel anything anymore. Since O’Driscoll was sacked it’s been a surreal fever dream, and not in a good way. Endless toxic player power.
— ≋░a░≋ (@cascadesequence) June 28, 2019
What a joke we are. I’m pleased he has gone, club legend but wasn’t the right man for the job. Kranaka should never of gone in the first place. However, this is one of the reasons why we don’t succeed, because we don’t hold on to managers.
— David (@DSRads7) June 28, 2019
I can’t see anybody coming in and lasting longer than 6 months now. With such irrational decisions we’re such a laughing stock.
— Jake Danvers (@DanversJake) June 28, 2019