Nottingham Forest’s next owner is tipped to be a man currently on police bail over allegations of systemic match-fixing – and there is nothing fans or even the Football League can do about it.
The Daily Mirror revealed in May that Forest’s owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi is in talks over the sale of the two-times former European champions to Evangelos Marinakis, a Greek shipping magnate.
Marinakis is also the owner of perennial Greek champions Olympiacos, who won their 18th domestic title in 20 years this season with six games to spare.
But that success has been soured by a criminal investigation in Greece that has named Marinakis as a ringleader of a match-fixing conspiracy known as The System, which has allegedly destroyed the Greek football landscape.
He denies wrongdoing.
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