Nottingham Forest are thought to have appointed Warren Joyce to their backroom team, according to The Sun on Sunday (Print Edition; 18/07: page 61).

The former Manchester United reserve team manager is the latest man to join the club, amid plenty of backroom changes.

Forest recently appointed a new CEO in Dane Murphy, whilst several new faces have arrived into a new-look recruitment team.

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Now, Forest have made the decision to bolster their coaching ranks, with Joyce joining the club from Salford City.


During his time with the League Two outfit, he had been overseeing the reserve team. At Forest, he is expected to work alongside Andy Reid with the club’s under-23 ranks.

Joyce is a well-respected figure in football. As a player, he turned out for Bolton, Preston, Plymouth, Burnley and Hull.

His managerial career is a bit of a mixed bag. He’s overseen spells at Royal Antwerp, Wigan and Melbourne City in a senior capacity.

He has also managed the United reserves and Salford reserves and worked with Hull as a player-manager.

Reid is currently in charge of Forest’s under-23 outfit. He has done some great work and many of his stars are training with Chris Hughton’s first-team ahead of the new campaign.

Joyce to Forest: A step in the right direction

You don’t get to work in a job nurturing young talent at Manchester United if you aren’t doing something right.

With that in mind, the decision made by Forest to appoint Joyce into a City Ground role looks like a bit of a coup.

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The 56-year-old has seen some fine players come through the youth ranks over the years and he could become a valuable asset to the Forest staff.

Reid is a fine young coach but having an experienced head to lean on could really pay dividends for his own coaching pathway.

This move looks like a promising one and as a result, Joyce looks like an ideal appointment for Forest.

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