Who is Daniel McKorley and could he really buy Nottingham Forest? Net worth, takeover claims

If Ghanaian businessman Daniel McKorley’s statements are to be believed, Nottingham Forest could be the subject of a future bid.
Evangelos Marinakis has guided Nottingham Forest to the big time after 23 years, successfully keeping the team in the Premier League last season – yet it looks he has competition for the post of Reds owner.

Last season, the Greek owner saw Steve Cooper retain the club in the Premier League, and he is well-liked at the City Ground. After purchasing the club from Fawaz Al Hasawi in 2017, there is no reason to believe he would contemplate selling it after clinching their spot in the Premier League last summer.

However, comments made by Ghanaian Daniel McKorley in recent days suggest that he might like to make a bid for the club. The logistics specialist has reportedly committed his commitment to the club by supporting Forest even when they were in the third tier – and here’s everything you need to know about him.

Who is Daniel McKorley?

McKorley is a 52-year-old businessman from Accra, Ghana. He holds a GIMPA degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, as well as an honorary doctorate from the London Business School.

McKorley’s fortune is based on the McDan Group, of which he is the creator and CEO. Founded in 1999, the company now operates over 2,000 major air and sea ports, and he was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 for his financial acumen.

The McDan Group is a transportation and logistics company that operates in freight forwarding for land, sea, and air transports throughout Western Africa.


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What is Daniel McKorley’s net worth?

Daniel McKorley is estimated to be worth in and around £800million, according to reports.

Has Daniel McKorley had any previous football experience?

This would be McKorley’s first time owning a football team, though he does have a passing interest in football as a supporter.

McKorley presented West Ham’s Mohammed with Kudus with the Ghana Player of the Year award for 2023 back in June, but that was the extent of his involvement in the sport.

What has Daniel McKorley said about potentially taking over Nottingham Forest?

McKorley responded that he was a supporter of the Reds when asked about Forest. “The only team I support in the world apart from Oly (Accra Great Olympics, a team in Ghana’s capital) is Nottingham Forest,” he said.

“I have supported Nottingham Forest since they were in the third division.” Why? Because I intend to purchase that squad. I’d want to purchase Nottingham Forest.

“Imagine all of this construction going on. McDan acquires Nottingham Forest, and 60 percent of the players in the English league are from Ghana.”

McKorley then set an unusual goal for the Reds: to win the league while having more than half of their players from Ghana.

“It may sound unusual, but think about it. Imagine Nottingham Forest winning the Premier League with 60% of its players from Ghana.”

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