"Told the investment deal is likely to be completed and announced early next month. There are only a few hurdles left to overcome. The FL need to approve it and the final round of due diligence on the finances need to be completed. Then you imagine it will only be a case of getting Al Hasawi and Marinakis in the same place at the same time to announce it.
As for missing out on other managers, Al Hasawi was clear that he believes he is tasked with finding the next manager; that it will be his job to find one, while the investment process continues. He is the one who is expecting to talk to two different managers over the next week. He will talk to Marinakis over any potential decision, as is natural.
Where the waters get slightly muddied, of course, is if there is indeed work going on behind the scenes in Greece, regarding the appointment. The feeling at Forest is that this is not the case... but the fact that info is coming from the Greek media at the same time, might suggest otherwise.
The whole Michel link, for example. At this end, when you speak to people at the club, he is not somebody Forest are considering. But there is no smoke without fire, is there? If you are taking an 80% stake in a football club, you are going to have a big, big say - the biggest say, in fact - over the major decisions.
What is important, moving forward, is that the two parties are able to communicate well and work together; to tread the same path, more specifically. If the Greeks are indeed working simultaneously to appoint a new manager, at the same time as Fawaz is doing the same, it does not bode well on that front, does it?
But this, currently, is merely conjecture. No concrete evidence that this is the case. As far as Fawaz is concerned, the manager search is his responsibility - and he will work on that again next week. I guess time will tell. Told the Marinakis deal will absolutely include them appointing a CEO and possibly a sporting director as well.
Both will be their appointments, to balance out the fact that Al Hasawi will remain on as chairman. There is already somebody at the club on behalf of Marinakis, who is working through the due diligence in the background. She is only working as an auditor however and does not have any say in the running of the club.
But it is safe to expect some significant changes to the structure behind the scenes. We saw the same thing when the Al Hasawi takeover happened. For the first few months, they settled into their new surroundings, assessed how things were run - and then made changes.
If and when the takeover is completed, there will be fresh staff appointed to the club hierarchy, without doubt. And CEO will be an absolute priority. You'd hope that there would be a positive relationship between the two clubs; one that could work both ways.
Would be interesting to see if players from Greek football are able to cut it in the Championship, which is quite different. Rafik Djebbour scored bundles of goals when he was at Olympiacos (and is at AEK Athens now) but he didn't exactly smash it up at Forest, did he?
He wasn't up to the pace of the English game. He looked miles off every time he did get on the pitch. But that is only one example. Sure there are plenty of good players at Olympiacos who could be loaned to Forest and make a positive impact.
With FFP still looming in the background, it could be a useful prospect", said Paul Taylor during a live chat with the supporters of Nottingham Forest, who were asking if "the process of completing a significant investment deal that will see Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis take a stake of up to 80% in the club edges closer to completion".