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Nottingham Forest takeover: Evangelos Marinakis buys club with EFL approval

Thanasis Gavos   Thu, 18 May 2017; 18:06

Nottingham Forest have been bought by Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis after his takeover was passed by the English Football League (EFL).

The businessman and Olympiakos owner is facing accusations of match-fixing in Greece but has passed the EFL’s owners’ and directors’ test.

Marinakis’ buyout brings to an end Fawaz Al Hasawi’s five-year reign in charge of the Championship club.

A previous takeover by a United States consortium fell through in January.

In an exclusive interview with BBC Sport, Marinakis said that allegations he is involved in a “criminal organisation” were invented by “jealous” opponents to “destroy” his success with the Greek champions.

Read the full article here.

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