Nottingham Forest fire Steve Cooper

Edwin  - CEO December 19, 2023
Updated 2023/12/19 at 3:59 PM
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Steve Cooper sacked by Nottingham Forest
Steve Cooper, Nottingham Forest head coach looking dejected, waves to the Forest supporters during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Nottingham Forest at the King Power Stadium, Leicester on Monday 3rd October 2022. (Photo by Joh Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto)

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Nottingham Forest have relieved Steve Cooper of duties after two years, Mark White reports for Four Four Two.


Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Steve Cooper, with a new manager already lined up for the Tricky Trees.


That’s according to the Athletic, who claims that the former England youth manager has been dismissed with his side hovering above the relegation zone. Nottingham Forest have won just once since the start of September.


Cooper leaves the club having guided the Garibaldi successfully to the Premier League via the playoffs, and having kept the club up in his first season in the top flight. Former Wolves and Tottenham boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, is set to assume control in the coming days.


Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo is being lined up by Forest (Image credit: PA)

Forest were bottom of the Championship when Cooper arrived at the club in September 2021. He took Forest back to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years and oversaw a huge squad turnover last season, with the side going on a big spending spree.


But things have been a lot tougher this term. A 5-0 defeat to Fulham recently compounded matters for the Welshman, following losses at home to Brighton and Everton. So far, only Sheffield United’s Paul Heckingbottom has been sacked this season.


Cooper has a win percentage of 38.89 per cent.

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