Billy Davies was appointed manager of Nottingham Forest for a second time following Alex McLeish's departure.
Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said: “I’m delighted to welcome Billy back to our Club and really look forward to working closely with him.
“Billy has unfinished business with The Reds and we know how hungry he is for success. In returning to The City Ground we believe his leadership will help us fulfil our ambition of making it to the Premier League.
“Billy is a Forest legend who needs no introduction to our loyal fans. We know how excited he is to pick up where he left off last time and we will back him 110%, - this is a very exciting appointment for us."
Davies won the 2007 Playoffs, finished as runners-up in 2005 with Preston North End, and reached the semi-finals in 2006 (Preston), 2010 and 2011 (both with Nottingham Forest).
He also holds the record for the most Football League Championship Manager of the Month awards having won two each at Preston, Derby and Nottingham Forest.
Davies will be welcomed back together with Deputy Manager Ned Kelly, First Team Coach Julian Darby and Goalkeeping Coach Peter Williams. They will join Assistant Manager Rob Kelly and the team in driving The Reds forward to future continued success.
Davies said: “It is a privilege and an honour to be back in charge of the Reds. As my new friend Fawaz says I have unfinished business here at Forest and am relishing this great opportunity to return Forest to its former glory.
“My tenure at the City Ground was cut short last time and I can’t wait to get my boots back on and training the lads. We have a great squad and I know I can get the best from them. Coming home to The Reds is a dream come true.
Chairman Fawaz commented after contracts were signed: "We know the fans, players and staff will join us in welcoming Billy back to the Forest family. As I have said we will return Nottingham Forest to its former glory.”
Birmingham-born David ‘Ned’ Kelly left his assistant manager role at Walsall in February to embark on his second City Ground spell under Billy Davies.
The former striker - who played for the likes of Leicester, Newcastle, Sunderland and Wolves, as well as the Irish national team - is a long-term colleague of Davies having worked with him at Sheffield United, Preston and Derby.
The highly-respected coach joined Forest as Assistant Manager in the summer of 2011.
He’s no stranger to the East Midlands, having played, coached and managed Leicester City.
Kelly started his playing career with The Foxes and also served Wolves before a back injury forced him to retire.
He trained as a journalist with the Wolverhampton Express & Star newspaper before being tempted back into the world of football with a coaching role at Wolves.
He had spells on the backroom staff at Watford and Blackburn before returning to his first club Leicester.
When The Foxes parted company with Craig Levein in 2006 Kelly took over as caretaker manager and did so well that he got the No.1 job.
He also had spells coaching at Preston and Sheffield Wednesday before his career took him to The City Ground.
First Team Coach
The ex-Bolton, Coventry and West Brom midfielder returned to The City Ground in February to begin another chapter under his former boss Billy Davies.
He had previously teamed-up with Davies on Trentside in 2009 after the pair had worked together at Derby.
Between his spells at The City Ground he worked as a coach at Bolton’s youth academy.
Pete Williams rejoined Nottingham Forest when Billy Davies returned to the club in February 2013.
After part time roles at Shrewsbury, Wolves and Northampton, Pete took on his first full time job as a coach at Bradford City with Chris Kamara, before moving to Swindon taking on a similar role.
Pete then joined up with Peter Reid at Sunderland when during this time the club were promoted to the Premiership, and after spending five years with The Black Cats, he moved on to Preston where he began he partnership with Davies. After a spell at Derby County which saw The Rams promoted to the Premiership, Pete joined Nottingham Forest in 2009 with Davies.
During his first spell with The Reds, Pete worked alongside keepers such as Paul Smith, Lee Camp and the now number 1 Karl Darlow.
Pete brings with him a wealth of coaching experience and knowledge at both Championship and Premiership levels.
He has been Forest’s Head Physiotherapist since 2009 and has worked in similar roles for Preston and Derby, as well as the Manchester United Academy.