Nottingham Forest chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has issued the following statement to supporters.I would like to respond to reports regarding the length of our manager Dougie Freedman’s contract.
When Dougie and I discussed the role we mutually agreed an 18-month deal, which is what is currently in place. Within that deal we agreed a clause which presents both parties with the opportunity to review their position in the summer.
This is merely a formality and it is something which is very common in sport.
I hope Dougie will be with us for many years and we will continue to work together in our attempts to bring success back to this great club.
I am surprised at the reaction from some and disappointed with the way my interview was reported. I have always been very accommodating and have tried to speak honestly and directly with the media and public. I am saddened by the way my interview has been portrayed and as a result I have decided to restrict my interviews to the club's website only from now on.
I would like to thank our fans for their continued support.