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Wolves next manager latest: Steve Cooper highly regarded by Wolves board

Wolves officials are said to hold Steve Cooper in high regard despite his struggles with Nottingham Forest.

The 42-year-old was yesterday linked with succeeding Bruno Lage at Molineux.

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Cooper has endured a really tough start to the new season, winning just one of his first eight Premier League games.

The Welshman has seen big changes at the club in the summer, and has basically been working with an entirely new squad following an extremely busy transfer window.

So far, he has had difficulty getting all the new players to gel.

On Monday night, following the club’s latest defeat to Leicester City, reports began to surface that Forest were considering parting company with Cooper.

He currently remains in his post, but he is under huge pressure.

Since that 4-0 loss to the Foxes, he has been linked with the vacancy at Wolves.

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And The Athletic report that the decision-makers at Molineux do regard Cooper highly.

Apparently, there is a recognition of the challenges he faces with Forest. And they would strongly consider him to replace Lage if he became available.

Steve Cooper would be a riskier move for Wolves than someone like Julen Lopetegui

Cooper has achieved a lot at Forest.

He did exceptionally well to get them up to the Premier League considering where the club was when he took over.

Alan Shearer said following their promotion that he had done ‘an incredible job’.

He’s had a tough start this term, and really he should be given more time there with all those new players.

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If he is sacked, Wolves should probably not be moving for him, as much as officials supposedly admire him.

He’s been unable to get positive results with a whole squad of new players.

Who is to say that he would not face the same challenges at Wolves, where he would again be getting to know a whole new squad.

Wanderers should be looking to land Julen Lopetegui, who has a bit more pedigree. It does seem as though the Spaniard is the most likely candidate at the moment.