Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper is set to sign a new long-term contract to stay at the City Ground. His current deal was due to expire at the end of next season and Evangelos Marinakis has moved quickly.
This news came to light last night courtesy of The Telegraph. The decision has been met with glee among supporters, who will be absolutely buzzing at this decision by the club’s owner.
Cooper arrived at the City Ground in September. He replaced Chris Hughton who had overseen a disastrous seven games to start the 2021/22 campaign; losing six and drawing one of those opening fixtures.
The head coach was viewed as a left-field appointment by Dane Murphy. His credentials as a coach were never questioned, but plenty of supporters felt that Forest needed the passionate Chris Wilder to come in.
Whilst the Middlesbrough boss prepares for another year in the Championship, Cooper is now a Premier League boss. He will lead Forest in their first top-flight campaign for 23 years next season.
The 42-year-old has overseen 27 wins from 45 matches, losing just eight. Now, his success will be rewarded with a long-term extension to his current contract.
Cooper is currently in Greece. There, he will hopefully put pen to paper and transfer dealings will also be discussed during the meeting ahead of the new campaign,
Cooper set for new contract and fans should be delighted
Forest have finally hit the jackpot. After scoring the market for a manager to finally take the club back to the Premier League following 23 long years in th wilderness.
Cooper has lifted every aspect of the club. He has improved every single player and his style of football has got fans out of their seats on a regular basis.
Forest will sign several players this summer. However, this might just prove to be the best piece of business the club does throughout the transfer window.