Nottingham Forest have this morning announced that Steve Cooper has signed a new contract with the club until 2025.
This comes following the news that the 42-year-old was at risk of being dismissed following the team’s poor start to the season.
The Reds are sat bottom of the table and have lost six of their first eight matches, however, they have instead opted to show their full backing to the Welsh coach.
Forest explain new Cooper contract decision
After their heavy defeat to fellow strugglers Leicester City on Monday, news started coming through that Forest were considering replacing Cooper.
The decision to get rid of their manager seemed pretty harsh considering the way he guided the club back into the Premier League.
He was also given 22 new players and had just 8 matches to try and make it work.
But now, Forest have shown their full support to Cooper by handing him a new three-year contract.
Forest announce: “It is now important that our focus is solely on football.
“As a group, we are all concentrated and will do everything we can to help the team move up the league table and once again demonstrate our qualities that led us to the Premier League.”
The club have also appointed a new Sporting Director in Filippo Giraldi, who had formerly held a similar role at Watford.
It was fairly clear that the coaching was not the issue at the City Ground but it was instead the club’s poor requirement which has let them down.
Forest will now be hoping that Giraldi will be able to work with Cooper to find the right players to keep them in the top flight.
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