Billy Davies convinced he will be backed as he aims for a successful return to Nottingham Forest
BILLY Davies is convinced he will be backed as he looks to make his second spell at Nottingham Forest a success.
The Reds boss believes chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has already demonstrated his willingness to back his managers.
And, as he becomes the fourth man to take the hotseat since July, Davies is convinced he will receive the same level of backing.
The Scotsman has already held extensive talks with Al Hasawi over the future of the club.
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And Davies said: "When this opportunity came up and we sat down and chatted, I was very impressed with the chairman.
"I was very impressed with what he had to say and his ambition for the future.
"You have to give the man great credit for the ambition he has shown already.
"He has put his hand in his pocket, he has backed the managers in the past.
"I think Forest have brought in something like 14 players.
"He has shown he will back people."
Davies twice steered Forest into the play-offs during his first spell in charge, which ended 18 months ago when he was sacked by the previous regime.
And his immediate goal will be another top-six finish, as he looks to address the 'unfinished business' he says he has left over from his first spell in charge.
But, at the same time, Davies says he has been put under no pressure by the club's new owners.
"There is no pressure, the chairman knows there are 16 games to go and he has asked me to do the best I can to take the club forward," he said. "There are lots of points to play for, lots of positions to play for and anything is possible.
"Am I surprised to be back? I am never surprised about anything, because this is the business we're in."
Davies will not take charge of the side today, as the Reds face former manager Sean O'Driscoll's Bristol City side at Ashton Gate.
Instead, Forest will be managed by caretaker boss Rob Kelly, with Davies' first game set to be the visit of Bolton in seven days.