Bristol City boss Sean O'Driscoll hits out at Nottingham Forest owners
Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll took a side-swipe at Nottingham Forest's owners after plotting their team's downfall at Ashton Gate today.
Controversially sacked by the Reds following a 4-2 home win over Leeds United on Boxing Day, the 55-year-old Midlander could scarcely hide his satisfaction at putting one over on the Midland club's Kuwaiti owners.
In defiant mood, O'Driscoll twice looked up at members of the Al-Hasawi family sat in the Williams Stand as City cruised to a 2-0 win, courtesy of second-half goals from Steven Davies and Marvin Elliott.
Asked whether the victory meant more because it was against his former club, O'Driscoll said: "It is ironic that you leave one club and then face them a few weeks later, but these things happen in football.
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"Forest have their own problems. They have a fantastic club, a fantastic support-base and fantastic players. What they need now is fantastic owners."
Forest fans showed their appreciation of the man who guided them to the verge of the Championship play-offs during his five months in charge at the City Ground by chanting his name before kick-off.
He said: "When you leave a team one point off the play-offs, you would be disappointed if you got ****ged off.
"If I'd left them a point off relegation, I would have expected criticism.
"We tried to do the right things and I have not done anything different here to what I did at Nottingham Forest.
"I had a good relationship with the players and I had a good relationship with the supporters. Unfortunately, I did not have a good relationship with the owners."