Billy Davies has revealed it was a “no brainer” when he was offered the chance to return to Nottingham Forest as manager.Davies was paraded at a media conference at The City Ground today, just hours after meeting his players and taking his first training session.
His appointment was announced last week by owner and Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi and the Scot’s first game will be Saturday’s home clash with Bolton (kick-off 3pm).
And he said: “Over the last 20 months or so I’ve had conversations with clubs, I’ve had offers. It was important for the right one to fit and tick the boxes.
“I’ve got to say that having spoken to Fawaz and the Board and listened to the energy and enthusiasm of the man and what he’s trying to do, this was a no-brainer for me.
“It’s nice to see so many old faces and I’ve received a warm welcome from many, many people.
“We’ve got to look at trying to take this Club to where everyone thinks it’s belongs.
“I’ve no doubt that’s certainly the ambition of the owners, that’s certainly the ambition of the majority of people at this football club and that’s certainly the ambition of myself and my staff.”
Davies also paid tribute to the Club’s fans, who have greeted news of his return as manager with unconfined joy.
“I very much appreciated their support when I was at the Club last time,” he added. “They were fantastic but they are no different to any other set of supporters.
“They pay their money – they are allowed to get frustrated, angry and shout at the manager and players when things don’t go right. That’s what being a football supporter is all about.
“I’m sure they appreciated the effort that was put in last time and I’m sure they would say they appreciated the turn-around of the football club.
“With their support again towards these players I’m hoping we can go one better.”