The Reds have taken a short-term approach in recent years, but Freedman wants to change that ethos and has suggested that he will make sure the club is stable during his time in charge.
The Scot, who has recently signed a two-year contract extension at the City Ground according to the BBC, believes that the young players at the club will be key heading forward and wants to help them to progress.
“There are a couple of young players coming through and I will recruit a couple of players," he said. "I have to build something – it doesn’t just happen overnight. We have tried that trick and tried to throw money at it and it has got us nowhere. Let’s settle everything down a little bit.
“It is certainly a brighter future but we need to plan it in a different way. It might not be back-page stuff but we will slowly go about our business and try to be successful for the longer term.”
Freedman has already given debuts to Oliver Burke and Tyler Walker during his time at the Forest helm, while Ben Osborn has also been given regular action.
It shows that he has faith in the club's youngsters and they will be buoyed by his comments today, which suggest he will stick by them for the future.
Forest will also need to add an injection of quality, though, as they have fallen short of expectations this term.
The Reds were among the favourites for promotion before a ball was kicked in 2014/15, but they are now set for a mid-table finish and there is a lot that Freedman will need to work on during his first pre-season on Trentside.