Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis has today (May 18) completed his takeover of Nottingham Forest, after gaining approval from the EFL to complete the deal.

Nottingham Forest confirmed the news on their official website, stating that Marinakis now owns 100% of the shares at the club.

Speaking in a statement on the club’s website, the new owner said: “What we have achieved in national and European football with Olympiacos FC, we want to duplicate with Nottingham Forest. Forest is one of England’s oldest clubs and one with a proud history of national and international excellence. Our objective is to bring back the glory days. We are football people to the core and we love and know the game.”

Speaking about what the future holds for current Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton, Marinakis gave the Forest fans some more good news.

He said: “We believe that in Mark Warburton and his team the right people were selected to take the club forward on the pitch by delivering the passing game that the club’s supporters love, and for which Nottingham Forest are known and remembered throughout the world. We will provide Mark and his team with the time and support necessary to rebuild the team and create the conditions for success.”

The Greek business has been owner of Olympiakos since 2010.

He is also experienced when it comes to working in the government side of football, and holds a signifcant role as Vice President of the Hellenic Football Federation and President of Superleague.


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