After suffering a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur, their fifth defeat in six Premier League games, Nottingham Forest’s problems worsened following their manager Steve Cooper’s departure. With just three wins in 17 games this season, the team is currently in 17th place and only five points above the dreaded relegation zone.
After 17 matches, the club has accumulated 14 points. With a run of poor results, Forest’s decision highlights the need for a turnaround as they negotiate a difficult stretch in the league standings.
Cooper’s name chanted
Steve Cooper’s name was chanted by passionate fans as a genuine display of solidarity following Nottingham Forest’s depressing 5-0 loss to Fulham. The team had only managed one point in their previous six games. But following an excellent two-year run, the team announced Cooper’s resignation as head coach.
Nuno Espirito Santo, the former manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham, is reportedly being considered as a possible successor, according to reports from British media. Amid this trying time, Nuno’s name appears as a potential leader to guide Forest in a new path, bringing new insight and optimism for recovery.
Evangelos Marinakis said “Everyone at Nottingham Forest would like to thank Steve for his superb contribution to our football club,” an article from channelnewasisa.com mentioned.
After Paul Heckingbottom was fired from Sheffield United, Cooper became the second Premier League manager to lose their job in a wild turn of events this season. When Cooper took over at Nottingham Forest in September 2021, he was tasked with leading a struggling team that was at the bottom of the Championship.
Extension of contract
Forest’s first season in the top division since 1999 was not without controversy after they broke the Premier League’s transfer record in the 2022 close season. In April 2023, they went through a depressing four-match losing skid that put them in danger of relegation. However, they miraculously turned things around, winning big games against Southampton and Arsenal in May.
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