Nottingham Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has issued the following statement.I would like to place on record my gratitude to Stuart Pearce for all his endeavours during his time as manager of Nottingham Forest.
My decision to relieve Stuart of his duties is the hardest footballing decision I have ever made.
I came to that decision after a long conversation with Stuart about the best next step for the club. Unfortunately, recent results convinced me it was best to pursue alternative managerial options. I hope our supporters understand my decision.
Stuart is someone I have always admired and that will never change. For that reason I have offered him an advisory role at the club, which I sincerely hope he accepts so we can all move forward together.
Thank you all for your continued support.