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Former Millwall player – who had Palace coaching spell – lands Premier League role

Steven Reid has been named as Nottingham Forest’s first-team coach after joining Steve Cooper’s backroom staff.

Reid has worked at the City Ground before, initially joining as part of Chris Hughton’s coaching staff in October 2020 before leaving in July 2022 after they won promotion to the Premier League under Cooper.

The 42-year-old stepped away from Forest to become a specialist coach, offering support to players around mental well-being, confidence and leadership.

He came through Millwall’s academy as a youngster to make 148 appearances for the Lions.

Reid also had spells at Blackburn and West Brom during his playing career.

He was a part of Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace coaching staff in 2017, helping the Eagles stay in the Premier League after Frank de Boer was sacked just four games into his tenure at Selhurst Park.

Reid left the Eagles in 2018.

The Republic of Ireland international has also had coaching spells with the Scottish national side and Reading.

Reid said: “I am absolutely delighted to return to Nottingham Forest.

“It is a club that has stayed close to my heart for many reasons, firstly because of the amazing journey to promotion, but also because of the support I felt from within the club and the amazing fanbase when stepping away from football to do some work around mental health and well-being.

“I have remained close to Steve and many of the coaching staff and players and cannot wait to get going again.”

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