Jason Lee has welcomed Steven Reid back to Nottingham Forest on Instagram after the first-team coach returned to the City Ground. The 43-year-old has returned after 12 months and will once again work under Steve Cooper on Trentside.
It was announced yesterday that Reid would be back in the dugout next season. He left the club shortly after winning promotion with Forest to focus on the mental health coaching that he was doing instead.
Reid was an influential off-field presence as Forest reached the Premier League. He was the eyes and ears for Cooper and after he returned to the club, the head coach spoke fondly of him yesterday.
As a player, Reid was a tough-tackling midfielder. He made over 350 appearances for the likes of Millwall, West Bromwich Albion and Blackburn; whilst he also represented the Republic of Ireland.
Forest replaced Reid with under-21 manager Andy Reid for the 2022/23 campaign. It’s now unclear what role he will take on going forwards into next season.
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Cooper oversaw a battling maiden campaign back in the Premier League. Forest were largely impressive at home and ultimately it was eight home victories that saw the Reds over the line.
Lee has welcome Reid back to Forest
Shortly after Reid checked back into the City Ground, he took to Instagram. After speaking of his delight at being back, Lee reacted to his post by welcoming him back.
The man who played for the club in the nineties is satisfied with the appointment. He simply posted ‘great news’ on Reid’s post and he’s clearly chuffed.
Reid will get down to business quickly after returning to the club. The players arrived for pre-season fitness testing yesterday and it’s likely they’ll be out on the grass today.
Some believe that Reid was the mastermind behind the success of the 2021/22 campaign. Now, it remains to be seen what he can get out of the players as a Premier League club.