Steve Cooper ‘agrees deal to become the new Nottingham Forest manager with an announcement expected TODAY’ after Championship strugglers axed Chris Hughton last week
- Ex-Swansea boss Steve Cooper has agreed to take charge of Nottingham Forest
- Cooper is set to replace Chris Hughton, who was sacked by Forest last week
- Cooper left Swansea in July but Forest had to agree compensation with them
Steve Cooper has agreed to become the new manager of Nottingham Forest.
As reported by Sky Sports, Cooper, who was previously in charge of Swansea, is set to replace Chris Hughton, who was sacked by Forest last week.
Cooper left Swansea by mutual consent in July but last night Forest agreed compensation with the Welsh club as he was still technically contracted to them.
Former Swansea boss Steve Cooper has agreed to become Nottingham Forest’s new manager
An announcement regarding Cooper’s appointment is expected to be made later on Tuesday.
Forest are bottom of the Championship with just four points from seven games, although they did manage to get their first league victory of the season last weekend when they won 2-0 against Huddersfield Town.
Cooper managed to guide Swansea to the Championship play-off final before they were beaten by Brentford at Wembley.
Cooper is set to replace Chris Hughton, who was sacked following a woeful start to the season
Having been an academy coach at Wrexham and Liverpool, Cooper went on to coach England at youth level and won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 as well as reaching the final of the Under-17 European Championship in the same year.
Cooper was in charge of Swansea for 105 games, winning 47, drawing 28 and losing 30, giving him an overall win percentage of 44.8 per cent.
Hughton was appointed as Forest boss in October 2020 but was sacked last week following a disappointing start to the season.
Forest have become known for frequently changing their manager, with the club having sacked one manager every calendar year since 2011.