Al Hasawi airs Forest ambition
Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has outlined
ambitious plans to take the club back into Europe.
The Reds have re-joined the Championship promotion race since
reappointing Billy Davies and are dreaming of returning to the
Premier League ranks.
The Al Hasawis made no secret upon the completion of their
takeover at the City Ground last summer that they intended to bring
the glory days back to the banks of the Trent.
That remains the target, with the club looking to make rapid
progress in the next few years.
Al Hasawi told Sky Sports News HD: “When we go to the Premier
League, we would like to stay in the Premier League. We don’t want
to go to the Premier League and the next year we go back to the
“We will try to stay in the Premier League, so when we go there
we have to have a plan about how to stay in the Premier League.
Maybe it will happen, but how are we going to stay there? That is
what we are thinking about.”
Forest’s owners also feel that, with the right management and
the right additions, the club could compete on a UEFA Champions
League stage in the not too distant future.
Al Hasawi added: “Of course. Maybe not the first year, but we
have that ambition. We want to take Forest to the European
Championship, where they were before. Maybe we will have a third
“You never know, this is football. Maybe it will happen, but not
this year or the next. The plan might be five or six years from
now. Why not?”