"I have spoken only with the current president and, right now, Fawaz Al-Hasawi is the president of Nottingham Forest. Be patient about Apostolos Vellios' signing. We want to recruit several players. I have to assess the level of the squad first. I’m excited to take on the challenge of the Championship. I have the capacity to adapt. It's a very tough division. If it's easy it's not exciting.
I always wanted to work in England. The atmosphere is very special. I know all about Brian Clough. I will bring two coaches with me. I like to build from the back and to play it forwards. The most important for me is to prepare the team to do everything. Each match has a problem to resolve.
I prefer to wait and see the players on the pitch to assess the squad. I know the Championship is very tough with big clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa. We will work hard. I’m very proud to be head coach of this team. I saw Nottingham Forest win the European Cup. I was a fan of Peter Shilton", said the 52-year-old former manager of Boulogne, Valenciennes, Real Sociedad and Stade Rennais at his Press Conference.