Wolves will consider moving for Steve Cooper if he is sacked by Nottingham Forest.
The 42-year-old is now under serious pressure at the City Ground following another bad result in the Premier League last night.
Forest were hammered 4-0 by fellow strugglers Leicester City, meaning it’s six defeats from their first eight matches.
Cooper seemingly still retains a decent level of support from the fans, many of whom chanted for him during the latter stages of last night’s game.
But, as Wolves fans well know, it is a results business. And Cooper’s job is now under huge threat.
On Monday Night Football last night, Sky pundit Jamie Carragher said that Cooper should be given more time at Forest.
He said (via Daily Mail): “But the players they have brought in, some have PL pedigree and he said he doesn’t know them yet but he deserves longer, when you think of what he’s done for them, 23 years out the league, they were bottom of the league, it wasn’t just getting them up.
“The fans won’t be calling for him to go because they know more than anyone. Only the owner will know, but I’d like him to be given more time. It’s a unique situation, but sooner or later things do have to turn.”
Whether the board give him time to turn things around remains to be seen.
According to The Telegraph, Wolves will actually give consideration to hiring Cooper if he loses his job at Forest.
A string of names are being linked with the job following the sacking of Bruno Lage on Sunday.
Prior to this season, Cooper did fantastic work at the City Ground and was at one point viewed as one of the most promising managers outside the top-flight.
The Welshman has found the going tough so far this season, but he is essentially working with an entire squad of new players.
Also in the frame at the moment are Julen Lopetegui and Bo Svensson, with the Telegraph reporting last night that those two are top targets for Wolves officials at the moment.
Wolves should steer clear of Steve Cooper, as manager faces sack by Nottingham Forest
Cooper has achieved a lot with Forest, but he’s overseen a really poor start to 2022/23 at the City Ground.
There have been a lot of changes at the City Ground. But some really good players joined them, and he perhaps should have a better record than six losses from the first eight games.
It just feels a little underwhelming. It also feels like it would be a risky move.
Fosun ought to be setting the bar a little higher.