Former Swansea City boss Steve Cooper is reportedly Nottingham Forest’s main target following the sacking of Chris Hughton, which has drawn a frustrated reaction from many Reds supporters.
The East Midlands club announced this morning that Hughton had been relieved of his duties after their nightmarish start to the season had left Forest bottom of the Championship with just one point from seven games.
Steven Reid has been put in temporary charge of the senior side but the search for a new permanent boss is ongoing, with the club suggesting they’ll keep fans updated with any progress made.
According to The Athletic, Cooper, who has been jobless since leaving the Swans in the summer, is on Forest’s radar and is their main target to replace Hughton at the moment, though there are other names on their list.
It is understood that the Welshman’s record of coaching young players and his impressive tenure at Swansea, which saw him reach the play-offs in back-to-back seasons, are what have interested the City Ground outfit.
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The links to the 41-year-old do not appear to have been well received by fans of the East Midlands club, with many taking to Twitter to voice their frustration…
No no no no https://t.co/54WI2N7eFY
— Joe 🌳 (@NFFCJoe) September 16, 2021
— Riley (@RileyNFFC_) September 16, 2021
Please no, how he has he fooled every one into thinking he plays good football is beyond me, just ask Swansea fans what they think of him. https://t.co/QODlyil14D
— Harry (@HSax_98) September 16, 2021
Negative football. Had similar loans to what Lampard had at Derby and couldn’t get them up. Also Andre Ayew in that side, not for me https://t.co/I2UWmLriOV
— Jack (@JaackB95) September 16, 2021
— Andrew (@AndrewNewts) September 16, 2021
— Brandon (@b_reeves31) September 16, 2021
Couldn’t think of anything worse https://t.co/R39fwrusFZ
— Amber Grebby (@_ambs17) September 16, 2021
Aghhhh no thank you https://t.co/aBI72YzGmo
— Owen Summers (@owensummers) September 16, 2021