English Club Nottingham Forest Bought by Olympiakos Owner Marinakis

FILE - Vangelis Marinakis the chairman of Greek champion Olympiakos, center.(In Time Sports via AP) GREECE OUT

LONDON (AP) — Vangelis Marinakis, the owner of Greek champion Olympiakos who has been investigated for match-fixing, has bought English club Nottingham Forest.

Marinakis completed his purchase of the second-tier League Championship side in a consortium with fellow Greek businessman Sokratis Kominakis from Kuwaiti investors.

Marinakis has denied any wrongdoing in the Greek match-fixing investigation linked to his ownership of Olympiakos that has won seven successive Greek titles.

Marinakis told the BBC on Thursday “there is a last case remaining. There are about 80 persons involved. I can tell you again that I have nothing to do with it because I know very well what I have done and how I have achieved victories. Of course I cannot stop our opponents talking or bad-mouthing.”

Forest says its new owners were not “liable to be disqualified under the test” by the English Football League after the suitability of directors was assessed.

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