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Nottingham Forest’s stance with Chris Wilder/John Terry becomes clear as Steve Cooper closes in on job

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Steve Cooper was the only British name on Nottingham Forest’s managerial shortlist as the Reds close in on the appointment of the 41-year-old, according to Daniel Taylor of The Athletic.

Forest look set to move fairly quickly to appoint their new boss, with Cooper set to take charge following the departure of Chris Hughton last week.

A number of names have been linked with the role since Hughton’s departure, with Chris Wilder and John Terry among those said to be keen.

Wilder spoke of his interest in the role on BBC 5 Live on Saturday, but admitted defeat after revealing that Forest had already decided on Cooper.

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Terry, meanwhile, squashed speculation claiming that he was keen to replace Hughton whilst he was still in charge.

But as Forest close in on Cooper, Daniel Taylor has revealed that neither Wilder or Terry were on the Reds’ shortlist, and that Cooper was the only British name on their radar.

The Verdict

I think Cooper is the best fit out of those three names to be honest.

He has done really well in his short experience in club management thus far, guiding Swansea to back-to-back play-off finishes in his two seasons at the club.

Forest have an ilk of young players to work with, too, and he has proven to work well with youth having won the World Cup with England U17s in 2017.

Wilder’s time at Sheffield United ended badly, whilst Terry has only ever been an assistant manager.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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