Wolves next manager latest: Steve Cooper to stay at Nottingham Forest for now
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Wolves next manager latest: Steve Cooper to stay at Nottingham Forest for now

Steve Cooper, who has been linked with Wolves in recent days, will be staying at Nottingham Forest for now.

According to The Telegraph this afternoon, the 42-year-old is going to be given time to turn things around at the City Ground.

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Cooper has overseen a run of just one win from the club’s opening eight games in the Premier League – and six of those have been defeats.

Following the latest 4-0 loss to Leicester City, there were reports that Forest were considering parting company with Cooper.

But following a board meeting on Wednesday, it has been decided that Cooper will remain in his post for at least a little longer.

The club will also be Filippo Giraldi as their new sporting director.

The development comes after there were claims that Wolves would consider a move for Cooper if he was fired by Forest.

Supposedly, Molineux officials rate him highly, and recognise circumstances have been tough.

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But it appears there isn’t now any immediate potential for Cooper to go.

But Wolves have seemingly placed other targets higher than him anyway, with Julen Lopetegui the favourite to succeed Bruno Lage at the moment.

The Spaniard is reportedly set to manage his final game for Sevilla this evening before being replaced by Jorge Sampaoli.

Cooper deserves more time at Forest, and Wolves are seemingly looking elsewhere anyway

Forest have been very underwhelming so far this season.

They brought in many, many new players and seemingly those fears that they won’t gel are ringing true at the moment.

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Cooper surely has enough credit in the bank to warrant maybe a few more weeks in charge. It seems the Forest board do feel that way.

For Wolves, this development is not such a blow.

Arguably, Lopetegui would be a more exciting appointment considering his pedigree and achievements with Sevilla.