Nottingham Forest Sacks Steve Cooper and Holds Talks with Nuno Espirito Santo

Nottingham Forest has dismissed manager Steve Cooper and is in talks with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo to replace him.

After losing five of their last six matches, Forest has decided to take action and informed Cooper of the decision on Tuesday.

Nuno, 49, was sacked by the Saudi Pro-League club Al-Ittihad in November.

Former Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner has also been mentioned as a potential replacement, but it appears that Nuno is now in the lead.

Forest, currently in 17th place in the top tier, has won only once in 13 Premier League games, earning eight points in that period.

They have also managed to secure just one point from their last six matches and are five points ahead of third-bottom Luton, who have one match in hand.

Cooper has consistently received support from the Forest fans, but owner Evangelos Marinakis has become increasingly concerned about the club’s situation.

Forest will face Bournemouth at the City Ground on Saturday before challenging fixtures against Newcastle United on December 26 and Manchester United at home on December 30.

Nuno spent four years in charge of Wolves, guiding the club to promotion from the Championship in his first season in charge before consecutive seventh-place finishes in the Premier League and a run to the Europa League quarter-finals.z z z z z z z z z z z z z

The Portuguese former goalkeeper left Molineux in the summer of 2021 to join Spurs but was sacked after less than four months in charge following a run of five defeats in seven games.

He joined Al-Ittihad in July 2022 and led the Jeddah-based side to the Saudi title last season but was dismissed 12 games into the new campaign after a run of poor results.

He previously managed Rio Ave, Valencia, and Porto.