Jonathan Greening takes Nottingham Forest coaching role

Jonathan Greening

Nottingham Forest midfielder Jonathan Greening has accepted an offer to take up a coaching role with the club's under-21 side.

The 34-year-old took his Uefa A and B coaching badges in the summer and will combine his playing career with assisting Ian McParland.

Greening told the Forest website:external-link "I am really looking forward to it.

"I want to stay in football when my playing career ends and I have a chance to learn from a very good coach."

Greening only started six games for the Reds last season and spent time on loan with Barnsley, but he said was not thinking about retiring as a player at present.

"I still feel I have a lot to offer. I have had a good pre-season and still feel fit," he added.