Toon Psycho Gets Backing

Last updated : 07 May 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Forest have just completed a 15th season in succession outside the top flight, finishing 11th in the Sky Bet Championship - seven points adrift of the play-offs.

That led to Billy Davies being sacked as manager, bringing an end to a controversial second spell in charge for the fiery Scot who (like Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew at StJames' Park) imposed a near media blackout at the City Ground.

Replacing Davies is Forest legend Stuart Pearce.

Fawaz Al Hasawi: "I don't like [what happened] but it was my mistake, not their mistake.

"This was down to me. I trusted everybody in the club. I gave them everything. 'Do whatever you want to do.' And this was wrong.

"It's happened now. It's the past and I've said to Stuart Pearce: 'Listen, nothing against you but there are rules now.' He said: 'Fine.'

"He agrees and that's good because, first, I don't like a manager who interferes with the administration. Second, I don't like it when the administration interferes with the football. Everybody has his job. The manager... we will give him everything."