Andy Reid has left his role as head coach of the Republic of Ireland Under-18s to take up a full-time position with Nottingham Forest's Under-23s.

Reid, who was capped 29 times for his country, took over the under-18s in March 2019 having previously worked under Jim Crawford after he stepped up to work alongside Stephen Kenny and the under-21s.

A year ago, Reid went back to former club Forest to work with their under-23s. He's been double-jobbing since, but he has now made the decision to focus solely on the Forest post.

"It is with great regret that I am leaving this position but the opportunity to work full-time at Forest was just too good to turn down," Reid told

"I want to thank the FAI for appointing me to the under-18 international job last year. I enjoyed every minute of it and I know the experience will stand to me for the rest of my career."

FAI high performance director Ruud Dokter thanked Reid for his contribution to the set-up over the last 22 months, adding: "Having played at the highest level, Andy understands our pathway and his expertise has benefitted all those who played under him.

"On behalf of the association, I want to thank him for his time with us and wish him well with this new job at Nottingham Forest and for his future in management which I know will be a bright one."