If you want my tip for the Forest job - Nigel Clough. If you look at the operating budget that forest have they probably can't get in another top rated manager. Forest have overspent the past three seasons under Billy Davies and in doing so have not achieved their stated aim of reaching the premiership. The club is skint and i'm really not sure they can afford O'Neill, but who knows I guess.
Clough would tick many boxes - would have the clubs interests at heart, would appeal to the fans, would get the players motivated to play for the club and also more crucially Clough has now proven himself to be an acheiver with a limited budget. Everything fits with him, much more than Roy Keane i think, who made a gash of the ipswich job it must be said. He'd say he didn't have the resources to do the job.....but that's exactly why you'd give the job to Clough instead. Though you would have to say why would Clough swap derby for forest. both think they are massive, neither are, but derby are moving forward and forest back to the third tier.
As for O'Neill, i'd fancy him for a return to the pending Celtic vacancy, though given the austerity measures in the Scottish game I'm not sure Lennon would be fired anytime soon or indeed if Celtic could afford the lucrative salary required to secure him. I also think there's better jobs coming up than Forest (sorry to say that) which O'Neill would be rubbing his hands at. I still think Arsene Wenger might resign from Arsenal - there's no way he'd be fired but i have a sneaky feeling he might quit soon, in which case O'Neill would fit the bill their. If not Arsenal then Steve Bruce is probably the current bookies favourite for the firing line and the Sunderland job might be of interest to him I think.