According to Nottinghamshire Live, Nottingham Forest have decided against replacing Martin O’Neill with Ivo Vieira this summer. There were reports that the Moreirense manager could join the Reds ahead of the 2019/20 season, but such claims have been dismissed.
Vieira has led Moreirense to fifth in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, and the club could be on course to finish with their highest-ever points tally. The 43-year-old suffered relegation with Estoril last season but has bolstered his reputation this campaign.
Since his playing career came to an end in 2004, Vieira has coached at former club Nacional, Maritimo B, Aves, Academica, Estoril and now Moreirense. O’Neill’s future at Forest has been in doubt after their poor form upon his arrival in 2019, but the Reds are sticking with their manager for another year.
His contract at the City Ground runs until 2020 and his remit is to earn promotion with Forest. The East Midlands club finished ninth in the Championship, three places and eight points adrift of the playoff, so O’Neill’s return left a lot to be desired.
A summer overhaul is expected as many players have uncertain futures, but a change in management staff is not on the cards.