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Evangelos Marinakis appoints Besnik Hasi, one year after Nottingham Forest link

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The Albanian is the new manager at Olympiakos, with Mark Warburton's job at the club safe.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesBesnik Hasi

Nottingham Forest may have survived on the final day of the Championship but hope is high they can have a more productive campaign next term.

They have a relatively new manager in Mark Warburton and a new owner, with the unpopular Fawaz Al Hasawi selling up to Greek businessman Evangelos Marinakis.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesEvangelos Marinakis

He also owns Olympiakos and has just appointed a new manager at the Piraeus club, a manager he once wanted to appoint at Forest.

The man in question is Besnik Hasi. The former Anderlecht boss was linked with the Forest job in June last year.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesBesnik Hasi

Het Nieuwsblad reported that Hasi, had an offer from Nottingham Forest to be their new manager, at a time when Marinakis was trying to buy the club. However, they were too late. Hasi became Legia Warsaw manager a day later and Philippe Montanier was appointed Forest boss, per Marinakis’ recommendation.

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe MontanierEx-Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier

Hasi, who lasted just a few months at Legia, will be hoping for better luck with the Greek side.

Now the new Forest owner has finally got his man, even if it is at a different location than the City Ground.

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