• New Forest owners make move for 'long-term vision' at club
• Al-Hawasi family thank Cotterill after 'difficult period'
Nottingham Forest have announced the departure of manager Steve Cotterill, days after new owners took control of the club.
The Al-Hasawi family, formed of the Kuwaiti-based businessmen Fawaz, Abdulaziz and Omar, agreed terms to buy the late Nigel Doughty's controlling stake of the club and they have acted swiftly to make changes at the City Ground as they look to pursue a 'long-term vision'.
Cotterill signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Forest last October but could only guide the two-times European Cup winners to a 19th-placed finish in the Championship after a dreadful start to the campaign.
A statement on the club's website read: "Nottingham Forest can confirm that manager Steve Cotterill has departed the club with immediate effect.
"Mr Cotterill met with the club's new owners, the Al-Hasawi family, yesterday and after long deliberations they have decided to make a new appointment in a bid to deliver their long-term vision.
"The club would like to acknowledge their gratitude to Mr Cotterill for guiding it through an extremely difficult and traumatic period and for retaining the side's Championship status last season." Read More
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