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Steve Cooper signs new contract at Nottingham Forest

Steve Cooper has committed his future to Nottingham Forest, signing a new contract until 2025.

After spells with the England youth teams and Swansea City, Cooper came to Nottingham Forest in September 2021. At the time, the Reds were bottom of the Championship with just four points from eight matches.

The Welshman’s arrival instantly turned their fortunes around. Under his guidance, they lost just six more games in the regular league season, taking them up to fourth place. They followed this up by defeating Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town in the play-offs, bringing them back to the Premier League for the first time since 1999.

The newly-promoted side have had a difficult start to the campaign. They have accumulated four points from eight games, losing their last five in a row. Their 4-0 defeat to local rivals Leicester City left them in 20th place with the second-worst defensive record in the division.

This form led to whispers that Cooper could be the next managerial departure in the English top flight. However, those rumours have been put to bed, as the 42-year-old has signed a new contract with Nottingham Forest.

The Midlands outfit were by far the busiest Premier League club in the summer transfer window. Having lost a number of key men from the previous season, they splashed out over £120 million on 22 new recruits. The most notable arrivals were Morgan Gibbs-White for a club record fee, and England international Jesse Lingard on a free transfer.

Forest will look to turn their fortunes around on Monday night when they welcome Aston Villa to the City Ground. This is followed by a trip to Molineux to face fellow strugglers Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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