Nottingham Forest sold to Al-Hasawi familyThe giant awakens!
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:33 AM
The Al-Hasawi family have completed their takeover of Championship side Nottingham Forest from the estate of Nigel Doughty.
Doughty put the club up for sale in October but his death four months later added complications to the deal.
In a statement the Kuwaiti family said: "It's an honour and privilege to assume control of this great club. We look forward towards a successful future.
"You can be assured of our best efforts in bringing the Reds back to the top."
The family's interest in the football club first emerged at the end of May, but there was no comment from Forest at that time.
Businessman Fawaz Al-Hasawi had been chairman of Al-Quadisya Sports Club in his native country, but his decision to step down was a precursor to interest in investment within English football.
Doughty, a genuine Forest supporter, helped rebuild the club financially although recovering past glories has proved difficult - with relegation to League One in 2005 a major blow for the former European Cup winners.
Forest eventually returned to the Championship after a three-year absence but, after two consecutive unsuccessful play-off campaigns, they failed to recapture that form last term, finishing 19th.
The Al-Hasawi family intend to hold a press conference on Saturday, 14 July at the club's City Ground.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:57 AM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:35 AM
AS a rams supporter i do hope they get a better team so they can give us a better game next season
I am sure we can definitely do better than to lose to 10men and after going 1 up in the 1st minute at home! We'll do a Leeds on you this year!
Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:06 AM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:27 PM
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