Carl Froch Excited about Nottingham Forest

British boxer Carl Froch is feeling extremely confident that his beloved Nottingham Forest Football Club will not fight to save relegation for the Championship this time around and will, on the contrary, challenge for promotion to the English Premier League.

And the reason behind such confidence of the IBF Super Middleweight champion is because of the recent takeover of the club by the wealthy Al-Hawasi family of Kuwait, which will see oil money pumped into the club, much like at Manchester City and Paris St. Germain.

Speaking to a local newspaper, The Cobra spoke his heart out regarding his boyhood club, its new manager and the owners. When asked why he supported Forest, Froch stated that it was quite obvious considering the fact that he had been born and brought up in the city, adding that the first time he went to the City Ground; he was just 8 years old. Carl Froch added that he was also never tempted to support Notts County because they never had the history Forest have, with the two European Cup triumphs and the legendary Brian Clough as manager.

Froch also added that he tries his best to make it to the matches at the City Ground but his schedule is such that he doesn’t get much opportunity. Froch mentioned that the appointment of Sean O’Driscoll as the new manager was a surprise considering Steve Cotterill saved the club from relegation last season and helped them to a respectable mid-table finish.

But Froch was most excited about the takeover of the club by the Al-Hawasi family. Carl Froch admitted that he had met the owners personally and they seemed very interested in taking Forest back to the top flight and added that they promised to pump in money into the club as well if it gets promoted.