Nottingham Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has provided the following update on the club’s situation.
I would like to begin by thanking supporters for their patience during what I accept is a frustrating time, with reports of potential investment and our search for a manager causing uncertainty.
It is important we, as a club, conduct our business in private to ensure the best possible outcome for Forest, but I also understand why fans would like assurances that progress is being made on several issues.
I am unable to go into specific detail on the reported investment at the moment but I am confident that a significant deal will be completed very soon.
We are also progressing well with our search for a manager. As I stated at the start of the summer, this was always going to be a carefully thought-out appointment and, although it has taken a little longer than I would have liked, I hope to be in a position to make an appointment shortly.
In addition, I have been working hard to recruit a director of football. Discussions have been very positive with a number of candidates and I am confident we can reach an agreement.
Announcements will be made via official Forest channels when appropriate. In the meantime I ask fans to remain patient, with my assurance that everyone is working very hard behind the scenes for the good of the club’s future.
Thank you for your continued support.