The Seagulls are in the market for a new manager. Graham Potter joined Chelsea earlier this month and now they’ve placed the Forest head coach on their shortlist.
As a result, the Reds are preparing a contingency plan. Knutsen is also on the radar of Brighton and his work at Bodo/Glimt hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Last season they enjoyed a brilliant result against Roma and reached the knockout stages of the Europa League under his stewardship.
Now, he looks set to earn a decent move and the Premier League could beckon for the manager.
Dyche is an interesting one to be thrown into the mix for the Reds.
The 51-year-old is out of work since leaving Burnley last season and he’s known to have a property in Nottingham.
The manager was on the books at the City Ground under the legendary Brian Clough, although he never made a first-team appearance.
Forest have lost four games on the spin in the Premier League, with the dream quickly turning into a nightmare.
Cooper isn’t thought to be in any immediate danger, although he is out of contract during the summer of 2023.
Forest eye Knutsen and Dyche
Cooper won’t be going anywhere yet. The Reds are still finding their feel in the Premier League and the boss will get a fair crack of the whip.
The Reds are in a perilous position, however, and they do need wins. With a new contract seemingly not forthcoming just yet, Forest are readying a replacement.
That’s only in a case of the worst scenario and right now the fans remain behind Cooper and his players.
Dyche would be intriguing. He wouldn’t really be a similar appointment to Cooper and his approach is more pragmatic.
As a result, Knutsen does look more favourable with the coach building a decent reputation across Europe.
For now though, Forest will continue to back Cooper.