Steve Cooper’s tenure as manager of Nottingham Forest looks to be in jeopardy because Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to take over.
Cooper was aware that Friday’s match against Tottenham may be pivotal for him and that a 2-0 loss, nine days after a 5-0 thrashing at Fulham, might be the tipping point for the City Ground administration.
After more than 20 years away, the Welshman assisted in returning Forest to the Premier League, and he then ensured their place in the top division this past season. But according to rumors, they have lost six of their past eight games and are now lower in the standings, suggesting a possible change is coming.
Before deciding on Cooper, the owner of Forest has already demonstrated that he is a trigger happy person. With Forest now ranked 17th in the Premier League, Nuno, the former Swansea manager, is likely set to make a comeback for a third try at managing the team. Nuno has been with the team for well over a decade.
Before going to Tottenham, where he lasted just ten games before being fired, the Portuguese manager had been successful at Wolves. He was fired by Saudi team Al-Ittihad last month. At the team, he coached players with a 64% victory percentage, including Karim Benzema.
Cooper was left to lament goalkeeping Matt Turner’s mistakes on Friday, giving Tottenham goals away, but the Forest manager emphasized how much he loves his role.
“It is not something that should happen at this level,” he stated on his shotstopper. We must possess the things we are best at; occasionally they may be individual, and perhaps group. We’ll spend the weekend going over it. There are very little instances of high quality that we fail to provide.
Nuno Espirito Santo has managed Tottenham and Wolves in the past.
“We are not handling defining occasions, but I have no issues with the dedication. We must always aim to perform better. My work has always meant the world to me. I wish it weren’t the case, but I am aware that there are talking points around me. Although we are a close-knit team, I wish we were talking about victories.