Nottingham Forest confirm Nuno as manager and set him top-10 target

Nottingham Forest

Before leading training on Wednesday morning as the new head coach, Nuno Espírito Santo met with the Nottingham Forest team. He was appointed for a long-term contract of two and a half years to replace Steve Cooper.

Evangelos Marinakis, the determined owner of Forest, has assigned Nuno the important job of making Forest one of the top 10 teams in the Premier League. However, the primary goal for Nuno is to prevent relegation. At present, Forest has only won one of their past 13 matches and are currently five points above the relegation zone.

Nuno will have his debut game at home against Bournemouth this Saturday. The ex-manager for Tottenham and Wolves, who is now 49 years old, was able to accept the job since he was fired from his previous position at Al-Ittihad, a Saudi Pro League team, in early November. This happened just a few months after he had won a championship title with the team.

Nuno, who is under the representation of Jorge Mendes, guided Wolves from the Championship to Europe over the course of four years. However, his brief 17-game stint with Tottenham ended badly in November 2021. Before selecting Nuno, Marinakis weighed up the possibility of hiring Julen Lopetegui, who is also managed by Mendes, and Oliver Glasner, the former manager of Eintracht Frankfurt.

The wealthy Greek person has been a fan of Marco Silva, who is the head coach of Fulham. Marco Silva used to work for the Greek billionaire at Olympiakos. However, Marco Silva had renewed his contract and was considered to be unavailable.

Forest fired Cooper on Tuesday, but it was an expected move considering his recent struggles. After suffering a crushing 5-0 loss to Fulham, Cooper's position became untenable. Despite his departure, he still hopes to maintain a positive reputation and leave behind a lasting impact at Forest. Other teams, such as Crystal Palace, have shown interest in Cooper and he is free to pursue other job opportunities.

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