Simon Jordan has told TalkSPORT this afternoon that he thinks it’s tragic that Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper finds himself in trouble.

In another brutally honest discussion about the Reds, he also said the club’s hierarchy deserves everything they get if they appoint Rafa Benitez.

Jordan knows too well about running a football club. He has previously owned Crystal Palace and is one of the more enlightening pundits out there.

He has criticised Cooper previously, but of late he’s been very complimentary about the Forest head coach.

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Jordan isn’t a fan of Benitez and he believes that it’s a crying shame that Cooper finds himself under pressure at Forest.

He told TalkSPORT earlier today: “Forest are roughly where I thought they would be.

“Tragically, I think Cooper is in trouble. I don’t think he should be but the owner is irrational.

“Please god, please do not start talking to me about Rafa Benitez.

“If Marinakis fires Cooper, he deserves Rafa Benitez and all the trouble and division that he brings. He deserves it all.”

Cooper has been in charge at Forest for just over a year. He led the team to promotion last season against the odds.

Now, at the first sign of trouble, the Reds are considering washing their hands of their best manager for 25 years.

Ultimately that doesn’t seem quite right and fans are right to voice their concern.

Jordan thinks it’s tragic that Cooper finds himself in trouble

He does get some things wrong but largely Jordan hits the nail on the head when it comes to football.

Last night was drab and Forest can’t keep losing football matches, but Cooper deserves more time to put things right.

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Forest must give the manager longer than eight Premier League matches; especially when the club signed so many players in the summer.

Losing Cooper and replacing him with Benitez would be a nightmare and would likely be the club’s worst decision since appointing Martin O’Neill.

Forest have to stay patient for now and keep everything crossed that Cooper can claim a good result or two in the near future.

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