Karl Robinson has told the No Tippy Tappy Football podcast that Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has done a great job. Furthermore, he’s claimed that the boss should be in the running to claim the Manager of the Year accolade.

The Reds won promotion back to the big time back in May. Following that triumph, the club signed 23 new players, with a further seven players signing in January.

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Robinson was recently sacked by Oxford United. He failed to get them over the line in their quest to become a Championship club and he will now go in search of another opportunity.

Now he’s appeared on the No Tippy Tappy Football podcast to discuss the Premier League survival race. He had some kind words about Cooper and heaped praise on the 43-year-old.

He said: “Steve Cooper is a very good coach and a very good man manager and great with young players. The job he has done this year, he is the manager of the year, no doubt.

“What he has done, bringing in 20-odd players and enabling Forest to compete and overachieve, that as a manager is the hardest thing you can do.

“To bring in all of those players and get them playing well together and managing them on and off the pitch, it’s one of the best jobs anyone has ever done in the Premier League. At least for a very long time.”

Cooper has done a great job says Robinson

If the Welshman can finish the job and keep Forest in the Premier League, it would be a remarkable achievement. If they do get over the line, the challenge will be to add quality over quantity in the summer.

There is still some work to do, however. Forest have been awful on their travels, scoring just four goals and claiming just six points during the entire campaign.

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That simply won’t do if Forest are to stay in the division. They have to improve on their travels and Cooper will be striving to ensure they do just that.

If Forest get over the line, it will largely be down to Cooper. Only then can winning Manager of the Year become a remote possibility for the Forest incumbent.

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