For the first time in 23 years, Nottingham Forest are ready to conquer Premiere league. The club beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 after an own goal by Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill. The goal is not just a reward of a score but a victory that opens the door to the Premiere League.
Nottingham Forest owner’s son Miltiadis has spoken about his family’s ambitions for the club upon obtaining a promotion to the Premier League. Waited a long time for the promotion of the fallen giants since buying them in 2017, the Marinakis family are proudly stating their aims through the exceptional leadership of manager Steve Cooper.
How does it feel to Miltiadis Marinakis?
“I feel incredible,” Marinakis told Goal. “We brought in a manager after six defeats in the first eight games of the season. We were bottom of the league with only four points.
“It is beautiful because we got our first win against Huddersfield and now achieved this. I don’t know how to describe what I am feeling it is incredible.
“I want to thank Steve who came here and changed the team everything for the team. We think he has done an unbelievable job. We want to thank our players who have led Nottingham Forest to this great achievement, they have outperformed this season.
“They performed a miracle after such a bad start. My father has always been there supporting the team, he is doing whatever the manager wants, we have great fans. I think overall that this is Steve’s miracle.
“This is only the first step and the journey has only just begun. We want to invest and buy players to build a team that can compete with everyone in England.”
The promotion means a lot to Nottingham Forest because they will earn an estimated extra £135 million ($170m) in television revenue. A good start to renewing the contract of 20-year-old wonderkid Brennan Johnson.
Brentford, had a late £15 million ($19m) bid, unfortunately, rejected in January for the rising Forest star, also targeted by Chelsea as an academy signing. They will also try to sign Djed Spence, but the Middlesbrough right-back is echoing to richer clubs like Tottenham Hotspur.