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Forest owner Al Hasawi: Pearce will be given everything he needs

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi will give new manager Stuart Pearce everything he needs to win the club promotion to the Premier League next season.

Forest have just completed a 15th season in succession outside the top flight, finishing 11th in the Sky Bet Championship - seven points adrift of the play-offs.

"I don't like [what happened] but it was my mistake, not their mistake," Kuwaiti billionaire Al Hasawi told The Guardian.

"This was down to me. I trusted everybody in the club. I gave them everything. 'Do whatever you want to do.' And this was wrong.

"It's happened now. It's the past and I've said to Stuart Pearce: 'Listen, nothing against you but there are rules now.' He said: 'Fine.'

"He agrees and that's good because, first, I don't like a manager who interferes with the administration. Second, I don't like it when the administration interferes with the football. Everybody has his job. The manager... we will give him everything."

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