The Lowdown: Hughton’s departure
The 42-year-old first arrived at the City Ground in September 2021 when he took the place of the departing Chris Hughton, whose time came to an abrupt end following a disappointing run of results.
The Welshman initially agreed on a two-year deal when he first put pen to paper, keeping him in the Midlands until next summer, but after leading the club back to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years, the hierarchy are unsurprisingly keen to retain his services.
The Latest: Cooper in talks over new contract
Taking to Twitter, the reliable Percy confirmed that Cooper is ‘close’ to signing a fresh deal after holding ‘talks’ with the Forest owner. He wrote:
“Steve Cooper is close to signing a new contract at #nffc. Cooper currently in Piraeus with owner Evangelos Marinakis to discuss transfer plans & talks over a long-term deal are progressing nicely. Huge boost for the club ahead of the Premier League season.”
The Verdict: Massive
When Hughton was sacked, many fans wanted Chris Wilder to be the new man in charge, and it’s fair to say those supporters will be delighted to be proved wrong.
The former Swansea coach took charge of 45 games during his first season in charge, of which he won 27, drew 11 and lost just seven, via Transfermarkt, and with form like that, it’s no wonder that he guided his team to a top-four finish.
Marinakis definitely hit the jackpot when he appointed Cooper, and it’s wonderful to see that he is now set to be rewarded for all of his fantastic efforts ahead of an exciting new era for Forest.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience