Nottingham Forest: A timeline of what has happened since the Al Hasawi family took over the club
July 10, 2012: The Kuwaiti-based Al-Hasawi family complete the deal to take over the club and reveal a three-to-five year blueprint to get Forest back in the top flight.
July 12, 2012: The club's new owners act swiftly to sack boss Steve Cotterill, just days after their takeover.
July 19, 2012: Sean O'Driscoll is appointed as the new Forest manager. He had worked alongside Cotterill in a coaching capacity after arriving at the City Ground in January of that year.
July 23, 2012: The club make a statement of intent by bringing back Adlene Guedioura. The Algerian had been on loan at Forest during the previous season.
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August 11, 2012: Striker Simon Cox signs for £2m from West Brom.
October 20, 2012: Excitement builds after Forest record a fine 3-1 home win over title favourites Cardiff City.
November 3, 2012: Reds fans are brought back down to earth after a 4-1 home defeat to Millwall.
December 15, 2012: Omar Al Hasawi steps down from the his position due to "personal reasons" and Fawaz Al Hasawi takes over as chairman.
December 21, 2012: Prior to the Watford away game, O'Driscoll is told by the owners, during a London meeting, that promotion is now the target.
December 26, 2012: Forest walk off after beating Leeds 4-2 in front of the Sky Sports cameras, to move within a point of the Championship play-offs, on a day when two state-of-the-art video screens were unveiled at the stadium.
December 26, 2012: Just hours after a notable Boxing Day win, manager Sean O'Driscoll is given the sack.
December 27, 2012: Former Scotland, Rangers, Birmingham City and Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is announced as the new boss at Forest.
December 28, 2012: Alex McLeish is unveiled as the new manager at a press conference and pledges to continue favouring passing football – following a lukewarm reception by many Forest fans to his appointment, who feared he would introduce a negative approach.
January 1, 2013: In his first full match in the dug-out, after watching the team draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace, McLeish sees his side lose 3-0 at Blackburn.
January 5, 2013: Forest are knocked out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 home loss against League One Oldham.
January 10, 2013: Gonzalo Jara and Elliott Ward join the club on loan.
January 12, 2013: McLeish records his first and only win as Forest boss, in a 2-1 home victory against Peterborough.
January 15, 2013: In an interview with the Post, Fawaz Al Hasawi says: "I respect what people say, but there were bad things said about me, about my family. I respect people, but I am the one spending the money and I believe I am doing the right things."
January 17, 2013: Chief executive Mark Arthur, head of player recruitment Keith Burt and former player, manager and chairman Frank Clark – who had an ambassadorial role – are all sacked.
January 24, 2013: Striker Darius Henderson signs on a short-term deal.
January 31, 2013: The Reds are unsuccessful in signing transfer targets Chris Burke, Stephen Ward and George Boyd on deadline day – with the deal for Peterborough's Boyd falling through at the last minute due to a failed eye test.
February 1, 2013: McLeish meets majority shareholder Fawaz Al Hasawi amidst rumours he was considering his future, after a disagreement over transfer policy with the club's hierarchy.
February 2, 2013: McLeish returns to old club Birmingham City, but his side lose 2-1 as two goals from a man he failed to sign, Chris Burke, sink them.
February 4, 2013: Having taken the weekend to consider his position, McLeish takes training on Monday.
February 5, 2013: McLeish leaves the Reds after just 43 days in charge.