The owner of Nottingham Forest, Evangelos Marinakis, flies from Athens and addresses the players after being frustrated in an inconsistent season
- Evangelos Marinakis wants Nottingham Forest to reach the Premier League
- He backed Aitor Karanka in the summer and is said to be dissatisfied in the position
- The forests are 12, seven points behind the leaders of the Middlesbrough Championship
- Greek businessman traveled from his country to say that standards should improve
Laurie Whitwell for MailOnline
The owner of Nottingham Forest, Evangelos Marinakis, arrived from Athens and addressed the players of the club after being frustrated in an inconsistent season. Sportsmail can reveal
The ambitious Marinakis wants to reach the Premier League after backing Aitor Karanka in the summer and is said to be dissatisfied with Forest's current position.
The Greek businessman took the unusual step of traveling from his home country to convey the personal message in Nottingham that standards should improve.
The owner of Nottingham Forest, Evangelos Marinakis, has flown in from Athens to address the players.
Marinakis financed a summer expenditure of £ 25 million on a number of new players, including the club's signing Joao Carvalho de Benfica, and believes that Forest should be the main candidate for the automatic promotion.
Forest insisted that the trip was scheduled and gave Marinakis the opportunity to tour the Nigel Doughty Academy, the City Ground and talk to all the staff. The club says the talks were "positive".
Forest sat in the playoff positions during the international break, but was outscored in the local loss to Norwich on Saturday and is now in 12th place, seven points behind the leaders of the Middlesbrough Championship.
Marinakis wants to reach the Premier League after backing boss Aitor Karanka in the summer
Although it was Forest's first defeat in seven games, it is believed that the result and performance have deteriorated a lot with Marinakis, who has had great success as owner of the Greek Olympic team Olympiacos.
Karanka is aware of the high expectations and knows that he will inevitably face scrutiny if he does not do it to the fullest, starting with Wednesday night's game in Bolton.
Forest has enjoyed good results, including the victory at Middlesbrough since early October, but there are some concerns about Karanka's tactics and staff management style, following a high turnover of players since his appointment in January.
Marinakis has a reputation for imposing significant demands on its managers, and has made 12 changes in eight years as owner of Olympiacos.
However, it is said that the Greek businessman is not satisfied with the current position of Forest