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Kuwaiti owner says could sell Nottingham Forest as fans revolt

Fawaz Al Hasawi says he does not want to walk away but admits fans could force him out

Kuwaiti owner says could sell Nottingham Forest as fans revolt
Nottingham Forest

The Kuwaiti owner of English football club Nottingham Forest has reportedly said he would sell up for the right price following fresh criticism from supporters.

Fawaz Al Hasawi told The Times newspaper that he does not want to sell and walk away from the club but admitted that fans could force him out.

He is facing renewed anger after sacking manager Dougie Freedman on Sunday, the seventh boss to go in less than four years.

Al Hasawi was quoted as saying: “I don’t want to sell the club and I don’t want to walk away, but if they’re going to carry on with the same things like this then maybe I might do. If people are doing the same thing and pushing here and are always negative, why should I [carry on]?

“I left my family and my kids in Kuwait, I came here, I am staying in Nottingham on a daily basis. I go to every single game. I never miss one game. That’s because I love the club, I wanted to be at Forest, I wanted to be a member of the club, but if there is no appreciation for that why should I continue?”

The paper said Al Hasawi will appoint a new manager in the summer and has promised to appoint a chief executive.

Kuwait’s Al-Hasawi family completed the takeover of the two-time European Cup winners in July 2012.

Fawaz, Abdulaziz and Omar Al-Hasawi agreed to acquire the controlling stake from Nigel Doughty, who died in February four months after putting the club up for sale.

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