Greek owner of football club makes the premier league

baggelis marinakis

Reds celebrate promotion to Premier League

Owner Evangelos Marinakis has vowed promotion is “only the beginning” for Nottingham Forest.

The Reds ended a 23-year absence from the top-flight as they triumphed 1-0 over Huddersfield Town in the Championship play-off final at Wembley. And the achievement marks a realisation of Marinakis’ ambition for the club.

Since taking over in May 2017, the Greek has targeted a return to the Premier League. Five years later, his dream has become a reality, with boss Steve Cooper succeeding where many others before him had fallen short.

Marinakis was at the national stadium to witness the climax to a remarkable season, lifting the trophy and taking time to congratulate the manager and some of the coaching staff and players. On social media, he paid tribute to the Welshman, along with CEO Dane Murphy, director of football Kyriakos Dourekas and his son, Miltiadis, who has taken a greater role in the running of the club this season.

Marinakis wrote: “Nottingham Forest is back where it belongs after 23 long years. We are back in the @premierleague!

“I am extremely proud of everyone in the Club for this historic achievement. I am grateful for the fantastic support from our fans who have proven that we are a solid #NFFC family.

“I would personally like to congratulate the coach Steve Cooper and his team who have done a fantastic job since they took over, the management, Dane, Koulis and my son @mil7iadis who as of this year has played a significant role in the turnaround of the Club.

As of today, we are aiming to rewrite history and win more trophies! This is only the beginning REDS. #Believe #WeKeepOnDreaming @officialnffc”