Fawaz Al Hasawi’s controversial spell as Nottingham Forest’s owner looks to be coming to an end, with the Football League giving Evangelos Marinakis approval to go-ahead with his takeover of the club, reports the Daily Mail.
Forest’s supporters and Al Hasawi have been at war all season, with the unpopular owner trying to sell the club for the past year, causing an unsavoury atmosphere at the City Ground.
However, the Football League have now approved Marinakis and his Greek consortium’s takeover of Forest, having passed the owner and director tests.
The deal will be a 100% buyout of Forest, despite Al Hasawi hoping he would retain a percentage stake in the club.
Forest will now begin planning for next season in the Sky Bet Championship under Mark Warburton, where the club will be hoping to begin their rise, after five difficult years under Al Hasawi’s leadership.
Warburton guided Forest to safety in the Championship last season, but the Reds finished level on points with 22nd placed Blackburn Rovers, surviving relegation by the finest of margins thanks to a 3-0 victory over Ipswich Town in the final fixture of the campaign.
The 54-year old is planning to be active in the transfer market, but has revealed he will be cautious and look to add three or four quality players to his squad.
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