Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi has said he is 'bitterly disappointed' by McLeish's departure from the club:
“I’m bitterly disappointed – as is Alex – that it has not worked out as we had hoped when he became our manager and I would like to put on record my thanks for his services to the Club and wish him every success in the future.”
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