Nottingham Forest chief hands Mark Warburton huge transfer boost
By Danny Wright
Fawaz Al Hasawi has revealed that he will back new Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton financially.
The Forest chief also said that all he wants out of the 54-year-old this season is to keep his club in the Championship before he offers him financial support in the summer to improve the squad.
Warburton was confirmed as Forest boss on Tuesday and he will take charge of his first game on Saturday against fierce East Midlands rivals Derby at the City Ground, who Gary Rowett also manages his first game for.
“Of course I will support him, just as I have done all the managers before him. We will back him in the transfer market, to bring in the players he wants,” said Al Hasawi, as quoted by the Nottingham Post.
“We have brought in a good manager, we have also got a director of football and a head of finance. The only thing we have not got now is a CEO and that will happen in the summer. So things are falling into place.
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“The most important thing for now is that we stay up. Nothing else matters.”
Frank McParland moved to the Trent-side club after exiting Rangers alongside Warburton in February.
The duo worked together at Brentford as well as Ibrox.
David Weir has also joined up at the City Ground as assistant manager to reunite the old team that helped Rangers win the Scottish Championship last season.
Forest were with just one win in their last seven matches in the English second-tier which prompted Al Hasawi to make a move to replace interim boss Gary Brazil as soon as possible.
Warburton joins the Reds when they are just two points and two places clear of the drop zone that is currently occupied by Rotherham, Wigan and Bristol City.
A win against 10th-placed Derby at the weekend could ease them relegation fears and move them up to 18th if results go their way.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Garry Birtles says the club are clear of the bottom three because of this duo.