Davies back at Forest

Billy Davies has been appointed the new manager of Nottingham Forest.

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Billy Davies praises Forest fans for their loyalty

Billy Davies will be back on the touchline next week Credit: PA

Billy Davies has thanked Nottingham Forest supporters, after sealing his return to The City Ground.The Scotsman has taken Forest to the play-offs on two occasions and told nottinghamforest.co.uk that he is relishing the opportunity to try to complete “unfinished business”.

On the club's website, he said:

“The supporters should be applauded for their loyalty.

“I’m not talking about their loyalty to me – I’m talking about their loyalty to the club as a whole. “Everything we do is for this club and trying to get it back into the Premier League."

Davies will take charge of the side for the first time when they face Bolton next week.

Billy Davies: "It is a privilege and an honour to be back in charge of the Reds"

It is a privilege and an honour to be back in charge of the Reds. As my new friend Fawaz says I have unfinished business here at Forest and am relishing this great opportunity to return Forest to its former glory.

My tenure at the City Ground was cut short last time and I can’t wait to get my boots back on and training the lads. We have a great squad and I know I can get the best from them. Coming home to The Reds is a dream come true.

– Billy Davies, newly appointed nottingham forest manager

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Nottingham Forest "delighted" to announce Billy Davies as manager

Nottingham Forest say they're "delighted" to announce Billy Davies as their new manager.

I’m delighted to welcome Billy back to our Club and really look forward to working closely with him.

– Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi

The Chairman said Billy has "unfinished business" with the Reds.

"In returning to the City Ground we believe his leadership will help us fulfil our ambition of making it to the Premier League."

Davies to make return to Forest

According to Press Association Sport, Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement with Billy Davies for his return as manager.

Davies and his representatives were in negotiations with Forest chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi yesterday and the club are expected to make an announcement within the next 24 hours.

Billy Davies was dismissed by the Reds' old regime in June 2011.

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