HA­SAWI TEMPTED TO SELL FOR­EST

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Joshua Richards

KUWATI owner Fawaz Al Ha­sawi ad­mits his love for Not­ting­ham For­est is dwin­dling and he is pon­der­ing sell­ing the Cham­pi­onship club.

This week, Dougie Freed­man be­came the sixth For­est man­ager to be sacked dur­ing Al Ha­sawi’s four-year ten­ure, with Paul Wil­liams handed the reins un­til the end of the sea­son.

For­mer mid­fielder Andy Reid has been added to the back­room staff.

For­est have had to con­tend with a trans­fer em­bargo this term, as well as dwin­dling home at­ten­dances. There was also a change to their style of play, with Freed­man seem­ingly sac­ri­fic­ing style for sub­stance in a bid to climb clear of the bot­tom three.

And, with the club cur­rently in no-man’s-land with nei­ther a pro­mo­tion push nor rel­e­ga­tion dog­fight to ponder, it ap­pears Al Ha­sawi has de­cided life at the City Ground is not quite as much fun as he had hoped.

“I don’t want to sell and walk away,” he said.

“But, if it car­ries on in the same way as this, maybe I might do.

“If peo­ple are push­ing and al­ways neg­a­tive, and there is no ap­pre­ci­a­tion, why should I con­tinue?

“Maybe there are some peo­ple bet­ter than me and I am do­ing it wrong.

“If there is some­body who wants to buy the club and gives me the right money, maybe I do so.”

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