By Harvey Byrne

Stan Collymore has stated that he is glad current Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi is moving on from the club.

American businessmen John Jay Moores and Charles Noell are close to completing a takeover of the famous Midlands side.

Moores is the former owner of Major League Baseball franchise San Diego Padres, and has shown interest in the past in buying both Everton and Swansea.

Sky Sports report that the deal is at an advanced stage and could be completed within a month, thought to be worth around £50million.

Collymore, who has been particularly vocal in the past of Fawaz not being a “football man” stated on his personal Twitter account that he was glad the businessman was moving on, saying the new owners need people around them who know what they’re doing from day one.

Forest are now sat in 20th place in the Championship and sit outside of the relegation zone by one point.

The club  are famed for winning the European Cup twice in their history, but after 17 years out of England’s top flight it looks like they’re heading back in the direction of League One rather than the Premier League.

Meanwhile, outspoken football pundit Collymore was part of a more successful Forest side between 1993 and 1995 with the club winning promotion back to the Premier League from the old Division One.

He still holds an affinity to his former club and regularly Tweets about them.

In other Nottingham Forest news, fears are growing that French manager Philippe Montanier could be about to be sacked.