The City Ground

Next Game

N Forest v West Brom

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 13:30

Friendly Match

Bootham Crescent

Last Game

York City 1 - 2 N Forest

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 19:30

Friendly Match

Davies targets promotion

New Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies is determined to lead the club to the Premier League during his second spell in charge at the City Ground.

Last Updated: 11/02/13 at 15:53 Post Comment

Billy Davies: In determined mood as he takes Nottingham Forest reins again

Billy Davies: In determined mood as he takes Nottingham Forest reins again

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Since the 48-year-old Scot was sacked by Forest in June 2011, the Championship club have rifled through four different bosses before picking Davies to succeed Alex McLeish, who lasted just 40 days in the role.

Davies, who has not managed another club in the 20 months since his departure, has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Forest chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

Speaking at Monday's press conference, Davies said: "Over a period I think we've got to look at taking this club to where we think it belongs. That is certainly the ambition of the majority of the people here and certainly my ambition.

"I've said time and time again that not all managers get sacked because of results. It's a result-driven business but sometimes that's not the case. I accept that these things happen and moved on in my life.

"I never thought that my next chapter would be coming back to Nottingham Forest although I always said I wanted to come back one day to finish the job off.

"I am very confident, having spoken to the board. I've got no doubt in my mind that these people will do all they can do get the club to the Premier League. That's why I'm here and I'm very much looking forward to it.

"You have your discussions as normal. I'm not a fool. I may speak to the chairman regarding players. We'll try and find the right type with the right financial package and if that can happen then I'm sure we'll do all we can to get that player.

"There's always changes at a football club - managers, coaches, players and board members come and go. The one thing that is constant is the supporters, and we've got absolutely loyal ones here.

"They are supporters that demand a certain level of performance. That expectation I'm delighted to have because our supporters have had great success in the past and want great success in the future.

"There's been no mention of promotion or any level we've got to get to. We'll just look to the next game and do that with the remaining 15 matches of the season.

"I don't know what took place in the past and it remains in the past as far as I'm concerned. I'm very much looking forward to working with everybody at the club. I want to make it clear that I'm here because I felt I had unfinished business.

"I wouldn't be here if I didn't think it was possible. We all know the Championship is very difficult and we have an under-achieving squad. There's an abundance of talent."

To find out more about live football on Sky Sports, Click here

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

P

resumably, Diaby is in this team but receiving treatment

lee
The Pre-Season 'Is He Still There?' XI

A

deadwood 11 and not an arsenal player listed. Heady days.

EssexGooner
The Pre-Season 'Is He Still There?' XI

W

ithout doing any research I would have to say that Richard Wright is the singular most successful ex Ipswich Town player I know. Yes, thats what the kaleidoscopic whirlwind of highs and lows feels like supporting the Tractor Boys. In other exciting news I saw two, count them, TWO squirrels today. What a start to August.

hump3.
The Pre-Season 'Is He Still There?' XI

Footer 365

Premier League: Jordan Henderson looking to raise game for Liverpool and England

Jordan Henderson is aware that he needs to 'step up' for Liverpool and England following the departures of key men.

Premier League: Paul Lambert delighted to have Roy Keane at Aston Villa

Paul Lambert is enjoying working alongside Roy Keane, a man he sees becoming a key figure at Aston Villa.

Premier League: Joel Campbell wants Arsenal chance after latest loan link

Joel Campbell is hoping to be given a chance at Arsenal this season after spending the past three years out on loan.

Mail Box

How Can Tim Sherwood Be Out Of Work?

Don't peple know his PPG was THE BEST EVER FOR A SPURS MANAGER? We also have mails on Luis Suarez, the new fashion for 3-5-2 and more...

Plenty Of Reasons Why Lukaku's Worth It

The mailbox defends Everton's enormous outlay on Romelu Lukaku, while we also have mails on Spurs and Suarez. Oh, and worrying about the new magic spray...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property