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New Forest owners spell out club's future

Nottingham Forest's new managers addressing the press Photo: ITV Central

Nottingham Forest football fans have been introduced to the new owners of the club, who promise to bring success back to the City ground.

The club has been bought by the Kuwaiti-based Al-Hasawi family.

Abdulaziz Al Hasawi said: "we have a 3 to 5 year business plan. First we must get to the Premier League but one day I hope we rival Manchester City and Manchester United too."

As for the dismissal of manager Steve Cotterill, Mr Al Hasawi said: "we thank him for his Stewardship but we feel we need a fresh start. We will be speaking to candidates and making a decision over the next 3-4 days."

Mr Al Hasawi wouldn't be drawn on speculation that they had contacted Harry Redknapp but did confirm they had not approached another favourite for the position, former England and Wolves manager Glenn Hoddle.

As for investment, exact figures were not given, but from everything they said they will be bringing in new players, including some from Kuwait who are already on their way to Nottingham for trials, although the final decision on their future will be in the hands of the manager.

They ended by saying that they are committed long term and that other clubs had better watch out.

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