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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