Simon Jordan is backing Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper for Brighton and Hove Albion after Graham Potter moved to Chelsea.

Brighton were being hailed after Sunday’s 5-2 thrashing of Leicester City having made a superb start to the season.

The Seagulls had very real hopes of European qualification this season with Potter at the helm – but their world has come crashing down.

Chelsea sacked Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday morning, less than 18 months since he guided them to Champions League glory.

New owner Todd Boehly has made his first big call by sacking the German, with a shaky start to the season proving to be the end for Tuchel.

Chelsea haven’t wasted any time finding a replacement though, raiding Brighton to snatch their promising coach Potter.

Potter has become arguably the finest English manager around and the way his Brighton side played has attracted major plaudits.

There aren’t many Graham Potters out there that can just come in and continue his fine work, and it’s hard to see who Brighton go for now.

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has now offered his view on TalkSPORT, suggesting that Brighton should ask Nottingham Forest about Steve Cooper’s availability.

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You can certainly see the similarities between Potter and Cooper, but Jordan did note that Brighton probably wouldn’t succeed with a move for Cooper.

“Where would I go? I look into the Championship, I look down that league and I can’t see anybody in there,” said Jordan. “I hate to say, but if I was Brighton, I’d be knocking on Nottingham Forest’s door.”

“Wouldn’t get very far with it possibly, but that’s the sort of direction you’re looking,” he added.

After guiding Forest to promotion from the Championship, Cooper has hero status at the City Ground.

It’s hard to see the Welshman trading that in to move on to Brighton right now.

Forest’s start to Premier League life hasn’t been ideal but Cooper is still highly-rated and he absolutely has the backing of Forest fans.

Any Brighton approach would surely be batted away by Evangelos Marinakis, but hopefully it doesn’t get to that stage and Brighton find somebody else to replace Potter.

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