Nottingham Forest chairman Omar Al Hasawi steps down due to personal reasons
NOTTINGHAM Forest chairman Omar Al Hasawi has stepped down from the role due to personal reasons, the club has announced.
The Reds' majority shareholder Fawaz Al Hasawi is to become the new chairman following the decision yesterday.
In a statement released by the club, Fawaz Al Hasawi said: "I would like to thank my cousin Omar for all the hard work he has put in since I took over the club in the summer.
"I'm looking forward to taking over as chairman and intend to spend even more time at the club. I'm sure we will continue to go from strength to strength."
Omar Al Hasawi remains a shareholder at the club, with 5 per cent. Fawaz Al Hasawi owns 75 per cent of the shares in Forest, while his brother Abdulaziz Al Hasawi has 20 per cent.