BREAKING: Nottingham Forest confirm Billy Davies is to return as manager
BILLY Davies says he has unfinished business at Nottingham Forest.
The Scot, 48, was confirmed as the replacement for Alex McLeish today, and will begin his second spell in charge on Monday.
Davies, who twice steered Forest into the play-off places, during his first spell in charge, is believed to have signed a three-and-a-half year contract.
Rob Kelly, who will take charge of the side at Bristol City on Saturday, will retain his post as assistant manager.
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But Ned Kelly will return as deputy manager, with Julian Darby and Pete Williams also rejoining th coaching staff.
“My tenure at the City Ground was cut short last time and I can’t wait to get my boots back on and training the lads,” said Davies.
“We have a great squad and I know I can get the best from them. Coming home to The Reds is a dream come true.
“It is a privilege and an honour to be back. As my new friend Fawaz (Al Hasawi) says I have unfinished business here at Forest and am relishing this great opportunity to return Forest to its former glory.”
Chairman Al Hasawi was delighted with the appointment, saying: “Billy has unfinished business with the Reds and we know how hungry he is for success.
“In returning to the City Ground we believe his leadership will help us fulfil our ambition of making it to the Premier League.
“Billy is a Forest legend who needs no introduction to our loyal fans.
“We know how excited he is to pick up where he left off last time and we will back him 110%, - this is a very exciting appointment for us.”