Simon Jordan has told TalkSPORT (17/01; 10:58am) that Everton should be looking at Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper.
The Toffees sacked Rafa Benitez on Sunday after a short period in charge. He oversaw just one win during the last 13 games and the ex-Liverpool man has fallen on his sword.
Now, several names are being linked with a move to Goodison Park. Wayne Rooney, Duncan Ferguson, Frank Lampard and Roberto Martinez are all thought to be in the running.
Jordan thinks Cooper should be in the running, however, name-checking the Forest boss on this morning’s show alongside Natalie Sawyer.
He told TalkSPORT (17/01; 10:58am): “Everton should be looking at Graham Potter, they should be looking at Frank Lampard.
“They should also be looking at Steve Cooper and the job he’s done at Nottingham Forest and Erik ten Hag at Ajax.”
Cooper has overseen 19 games in charge of Forest in all competitions. The Reds have lost just three times during that period and they’ve gone from bottom to 10th in the Championship.
Saturday’s win at Millwall leaves Forest five adrift of the play-offs. Other clubs do have games in hand, however, and reaching the top six will prove tricky.
The feel-good factor is back though and that is largely down to Cooper and his team.
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Theoretically, if Everton make the call, Cooper would probably be interested. The Toffees are a massive club and are an established Premier League club.
Right now, Cooper has work to do at Forest. It does also seem unlikely that Everton will go for Cooper this time around.
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At 42, Cooper’s managerial career is still in its infancy. He does, however, have all the ingredients to go a long way and is working wonders at Forest.
The Welshman has a clear strategy of how the game should be played and Forest fans have fallen head over heels with Cooper.