Out-of-work manager Sean Dyche has been discussing why he’s been spotted at Nottingham Forest this season.

The ex-Burnley incumbent has been talking football with Mark Chapman on The Athletic’s podcast.

Forest were reportedly considering a change of manager earlier in the season.

A 4-0 defeat at Leicester led to speculation starting to mount over who could come in and replace him.

Nothing materialised though and the Reds actually handed Cooper a new three-year contract.

Dyche spotted Forest
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Dyche is still on the lookout for a new position and has been overlooked for several in recent months.

He claims that his reasoning for being on Trentside isn’t particularly sinister, however.

Dyche told The Athletic’s football podcast: “I’ve been down to Barnsley where Mike Duff is to have a look. I’ve also been to Forest a few times to have a look at them.

“But, it’s not down to scoping anything out as such. It’s more to learn and see how other people and coaches do things.

“It’s only in the last couple of months that I’ve perhaps been having a closer look at what is in the marketplace.”

“I can’t seem to go to watch Forest without people thinking there is an ulterior motive. I live in Nottingham though and they happen to be my closest team.”

Dyche spotted at Forest

The 51-year-old isn’t the sort of bloke that would keep rocking up at Forest for anything cynical.

Forest are unlikely to make a change in the dugout now this season.

With Cooper opening a new contract, it would appear that they’re happy to proceed with their current head coach.

And that makes sense.

The Welshman deserves this season at the very least, whilst Forest would be fancied for promotion should they get relegated but keep Cooper.

Dyche spotted Forest
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Continuity looks like the key and that would delight supporters.

Premier League football is at the City Ground for the first time in 23 years this season.

It was always going to be tough and after spending lots of cash on players, the owners might have expected more.

Time is a forgotten trait in football, however, and sticking with Cooper makes perfect sense.

As a result, Dyche might be disappointed if he’s expecting the Forest job any time soon.

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