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Cooper poised for Forest sack with Nuno looming

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Steve Cooper is set to lose his job as Nottingham Forest manager with Nuno Espirito Santo lined up to replace him at the City Ground.

Cooper has been under pressure for several weeks following a run of one win in 13 games which has seen Forest plummet to 17th in the Premier League table, albeit with a five-point cushion over Luton in the relegation zone.

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Widespread reports suggest owner Evangelos Marinakis has finally lost patience with Cooper and has held talks with Nuno, who is out of work after being sacked by Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad last month.

The Portuguese has previously worked in the Premier League with Wolves and Tottenham.

Cooper remains a popular figure with the Forest supporters and his departure would prompt anger from some elements of the fanbase.

The Welshman took over at Forest in September 2021 with the club bottom of the Championship and immediately led them to promotion via the play-offs.

He kept them in the Premier League last season with the club finishing 16th.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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