‘Players despatched brokers to speak to my CEO at Forest – they’re now in non-league’

Martin O’Neill has hit again at gamers who went to see the CEO when he was at Nottingham Forest to attempt to get him the sack.

O’Neill spent a while at Forest in 2019, however his reign was short-lived and he was sacked slightly below six months into the job. He fumed on talkSPORT: “There was this idea that there was player power when I was at Nottingham Forest.

“Please do me a favour, I used to be there 19 video games and participant energy – there wasn’t a participant sturdy sufficient or with the character to usurp me. It was simply ridiculous to speak about it.

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“Players didn’t get me out in the end. I believe a couple of players, nondescript players, sent their agents up to talk to the CEO, bigger fool him for listening to them if that’s the case.”

Former Leicester, Celtic, and Aston Villa boss O’Neill added that he needs to run the membership the best way he needs, joking: “If I’d got Chris Sutton, or Henrik Larsson, or Neil Lennon coming up to me at Celtic, I’d dismiss them but I might think about it.

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Martin O'Neill as Nottingham Forest manager
Martin O’Neill frolicked as Nottingham Forest supervisor in 2019

Martin O'Neill
Martin O’Neill was sacked by Nottingham Forest in 2019

“When I’ve got a bunch of nondescripts doing it at Nottingham Forest, please, give me a break honestly.”

And O’Neill was then requested to open up on the gamers who went to the CEO by Jim White, and he added: “So I hear, they’ve executed fantastically these lads… all three of them have signed for Real Madrid… Nonsense, absolute nonsense, they’re all enjoying non-league!”