Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper is admired by Tottenham, according to the Daily Mail. The Champions League-chasing Premier League outfit could find themselves losing Antonio Conte during the summer.

Spurs are currently preparing a shortlist of potential replacements for the Italian. Cooper is on that list with several senior figures within the club big admirers of the Forest man’s work.

Cooper admired Tottenham
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The 43-year-old has been a revelation since checking in at Forest. He has taken the Reds from the bottom of the Championship into the Premier League and is now trying to stabilise the team.

Cooper has overseen 77 games in charge of the Reds. He has led the team to 36 wins from those fixtures, losing 22 and drawing 19. His win ratio sits at 46.8% and he’s worshipped by supporters.

Tottenham are in the mix for a Champions League place once again this season. They currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League, although Liverpool are now hot on their heels.

It would be a bit of a shock to see Cooper head to North London. Given the size of Spurs, surely it feels a little bit early for them to be targeting a manager who has only spent one season in the top flight.

Another option for Tottenham is Eintracht Frankfurt boss Olivier Glasner. He’s taken the Bundesliga outfit on a real journey and he’s also got admirers in the Premier League.

Forest head coach Cooper admired by Tottenham

The Reds would dearly like to keep hold of their manager for a little while longer. Ultimately, however, if Forest stay in the Premier League, Cooper’s stock will continue to rise.

Certain clubs will fancy Cooper and Forest will be confident in convincing their manager to stay. Others, such as Tottenham, might just be too good to turn down for the Welshman.

Cooper admired Tottenham
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Cooper is a brilliant coach. He’s already proved that during his career and it seems as though the manager is destined to work for a truly top club in a top role at some point.

Forest will hope that point doesn’t come any time soon. The project at Forest is an exciting one and surely the Reds can look forward to a little bit longer with Cooper at the helm.

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