Fawaz Al-Hasawi ‘rejects JMI’s statement’ about details of failed takeover

Fawaz Al-Hasawi (Picture from Nottingham Forest website)

Current owner and chairman of Nottingham Forest Fawaz Al-Hasawi has ‘rejected JMI’s statement’ about details released of the failed takeover.

This comes after John Jay Moores claimed a second offer to buy 100 per cent of Nottingham Forest ‘was not accepted’ by Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

Fawaz Al-Hasawi initially wrote an open letter to assure fans of his ‘complete and utter commitment’ to the Reds.

Fans were unhappy that John Jay Moore’s takeover of the club fell through; less than 24 hours after that, head coach Philippe Montanier was sacked.

Fawaz Al-Hasawi’s statement in full

“I reject JMI’s statement as to why the talks fell apart.

“I cannot go into more detail about the content of the negotiations as a result of the confidentiality restrictions in place.

“But I want to assure fans I remain as devoted as ever to this great club.

“Admittedly I am frustrated that we could not conclude a deal that would work in the interests of all involved, but I will not allow fans to be misled that the takeover fell through solely because of my actions.

“All negotiations of this type are inherently complex.

“I have acted with integrity and in good faith throughout the negotiations and reject claims that I had no desire to complete a deal.

“I have made a significant investment into Nottingham Forest and now that the path has been cleared of any obstacles, we can focus again on improving the club’s position.

“I will continue to support the club as I have done from the first day I arrived, and work to build a better future.

“I thank the fans, staff and players for their continued support.”

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