Nottingham Forest will need to up to £1.5million in compensation if they want to appoint Steve Cooper as the club’s new manager.

Forest parted ways with Chris Hughton this morning, just a matter of hours after losing 2-0 at home to Middlesbrough on Wednesday.

With one point taken from seven Championship games, Hughton can’t really have many complaints about his Forest access.

Forest are now searching for yet another new manager, but this search may not take long.

Cooper emerging as Forest’s top target

The Athletic reported this morning that Steve Cooper is a target for Forest.

What’s interesting is that The Athletic’s Paul Taylor has added that Forest are already closing in on appointing a new manager.

With Cooper for the favourite, the Welshman could end up heading to the City Ground soon.

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Forest face seven-figure deal for Cooper

Cooper may have left Swansea City by mutual consent in July, but that doesn’t mean he would be free for Forest.

With Cooper still having a year left on his Swansea deal at the time, Swansea are entitled to compensation.

That would have cost £3million over the summer, but is now down to between £1million and £1.5million almost two months on, according to Wales Online.

Sacking Hughton and then appointing Cooper to the tune of around £1.5million isn’t cheap, but Forest may simply need to invest in order to get out of trouble.

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