Football - Davies wants long Forest reign

Billy Davies has stressed the importance of stability on his return as Nottingham Forest manager.


Davies, back in charge at the City Ground 20 months after he was sacked by the previous regime, is the Al-Hasawi family's third managerial appointment since the Kuwaitis completed their takeover in the summer.

Speaking to reporters on Monday for the first time since succeeding Alex McLeish last week, Davies revealed: "I said to Fawaz (Al-Hasawi, chairman), why are Manchester United successful? Why are Arsenal and Everton successful?

"The longer the relationship goes on, the more success you get. It can be good if you can get that working relationship, over a long period of time, as those clubs have found out.

"At this moment in time there are too many clubs making too many knee-jerk reactions."

The Scot, who has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract, added: "I don't know what has gone in the past, there have been changes here, but I do not know why.

"I left my job (at Forest) early previously. I know the situation, I know why. It happens. But the most successful clubs are the ones that bond a working relationship over a long period of time.

"If you can do that, then achievements can be reached."

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