There is no doubt that he has an aura.
Evangelos Marinakis occupies the seat that was specially created for him when he became the new owner of Nottingham Forest. It’s not quite a throne, but it’s bigger than all the others. It is polished before every home game. It is the only seat in the entire stadium that has its own special cover.
There was a time when he rarely visited Nottingham and it was unusual for him to attend games.
When Marinakis saw the City Ground for the first time in 2017, people accompanying him recalled his face scowling as he realized how far it fell short of Karaiskakis Stadium, home of his Greek club Olympiacos.
This season, however, Forest are back in the Premier League and Marinakis splits his time between Olympiacos and flying to England when he’s not already at his London residence to follow the team he’s funding with a gamble of his financial clout Has.
The fans are happy to see him. They wave from different parts of the stand. On TV, during the first game of the season, a supporter shook his hand and then knelt in his direction, arms up, palms out. Marinakis brought Forest back to the Premier League and after 23 years in the wild that goes a long way towards ensuring their popularity.
He also has big ambitions for Forest. That summer he introduced himself to the English top flight
https://theathletic.com/3659616/2022/10/10/evangelos-marinakis-nottingham-forest-premier-league-olympiacos/?source=rss Evangelos Marinakis, the man who put Nottingham Forest back in the Premier League