Simon Jordan has delivered his verdict on Evangelos Marinakis’ ambition to win Nottingham Forest a trophy and become a dominant force in English Football.

The former Crystal Palace owner was on talkSPORT with Jim White yesterday morning, discussing whether the Forest owner’s plans were realistic.

Jordan admitted that he was impressed with Marinakis after backing up his word in the transfer market over the last two seasons.

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Simon Jordan backs Evangelos Marinakis’ Forest plans

Speaking on talkSPORT breakfast, Jordan spoke in depth about Marinakis but did say he’s backing up his promises by supporting boss Steve Cooper throughout the last couple of years.

“Marinakis hasn’t said what he will win and when he will win it. He’s said we will be a dominant force in English football.

“I have no reason to disbelieve him because he’s backed everything he’s done previously.

“The reality is Nottingham Forest are in the Premier League, he spent a king’s ransom on footballers last year.

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“What he said after the play-off was an emotional reaction, to the euphoria of achieving something that Nottingham Forest fans waited for the best part of a quarter of a century for.

“What he’s saying now is not in the heat of emotion and what he actually wants to impart and not what his emotions think he should.

“There is a bottom line behind having an ambition and you have to back it up. It’s safe to say he’s done that.”

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