Forest appoint Nuno to replace sacked Cooper

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Nuno Espirito Santo held the manager position at Wolves for a span of four years and successfully guided the team into the quarter-final round of the Europa League in the year 2020.

Nuno Espirito Santo has been offered a two-and-a-half-year agreement to become the new manager of Nottingham Forest, taking over from Steve Cooper.

On Tuesday, Cooper got fired after spending two years as Forest's coach. Recently, Forest was not performing well in the league, having lost five out of their last six games. As a result, they are now placed 17th on the table.

In November, the Saudi Pro-League team Al-Ittihad dismissed Nuno, who previously managed Wolves and Tottenham.

The person who is 49-years old will have their inaugural game as manager on Saturday. The match will be taking place in the Premier League against Bournemouth at their home stadium.

Nuno was with Wolves for four years. During his tenure, he helped them move up from the Championship to the Premier League in his first season. Afterward, they secured seventh place in the Premier League for two consecutive seasons. Additionally, they progressed to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

The ex-goalkeeper parted ways with Molineux football club during the summer of 2021 to take up a role with the Spurs. However, his tenure as manager came to an abrupt end in under four months, following a string of five losses in seven games that resulted in his dismissal.

He became a member of Al-Ittihad in July of the year 2022 and successfully guided the team based in Jeddah to win the Saudi championship title in the last season. However, he got sacked just after 12 games of the new season due to the continuous poor performance of the team.

Forest's record in their previous 13 matches in the top division only consists of a single victory and eight points earned.

They have only gained one point out of their previous six games and hold a lead of five points over Luton, who are currently in third-from-bottom place and have one extra game to play.

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For Nuno, the challenging part will be to manage the significant backing for Cooper and transform it into a similar form of support as he experienced at Wolves.

Similar to Cooper's connection with City Ground, Nuno established a unique relationship with the fans at Molineux. They appreciated how the Portuguese manager led their team from average performance in the Championship to success in the Premier League and even European competitions.

The previous paragraph talks about a particular strategy used by Nuno, a football coach who formed his team based on a recruitment plan that involved mainly Portuguese players and was influenced by football agent Jorge Mendes. In addition to that, he employed a dependable formation with three defenders and wing backs, and favored a style of play that prioritized counter-attacks.

It will be interesting to observe the changes that Nuno will be permitted to carry out next month considering the substantial amount of money that Forest's owner, Evangelos Marinakis, has spent on players during the last three transfer windows.

He has got sufficient time to collaborate with his team, nevertheless.

Following the match against Manchester United at home on December 30th, Forest will have just one Premier League game left before they face Arsenal at the City Ground on January 30th, and that game will be played against Brentford.

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