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Steve Cooper ‘is close to signing a new contract with Nottingham Forest’

Steve Cooper ‘close to signing a new contract with Nottingham Forest’ with the Premier League newcomers ‘ eager to reward their manager with improved terms’ for their staggering turnaround and promotion

  • Steve Cooper came up with Nottingham Forest’s Premier League promotion
  • The manager now gets a new, improved contract, claims claim
  • He has now flown to Athens to have talks with owner Evangelos Marinakis
  • Cooper took his side from the bottom of the championship to the play-off final

Steve Cooper is reportedly close to signing a new contract with Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest, with the club preparing for their return to the top tier.

Manager Cooper has flown to Athens to talk to ambitious owner Evangelos Marinakis about his side’s transfer plans, according to The Telegraph

Talks are said to ‘advance’ to hand the 42-year-old an improved long-term deal.

Steve Cooper close to signing new improved deal with Nottingham Forest, claim reports

Steve Cooper close to signing new improved deal with Nottingham Forest, claim reports

Against all odds, Cooper sent Forest from the bottom of the championship to the play-off spots, where they were promoted after beating Huddersfield.

He has about a year left on his current contract, but it is believed the club have now started rewarding him for his success in the form of better terms.

The Telegraph also says that Cooper enjoys the prospect of taking the team into a new era and is determined to help them continue their remarkable progress.

Boss Cooper led Forest from the bottom of the Championship to the Premier League

Boss Cooper led Forest from the bottom of the Championship to the Premier League

Speaking after their playoff final win, Cooper opened up on his sense of pride.

“The players deserve the chance to play in the Premier League and there is no doubt that we deserved to be promoted,” he said.

“I am really proud of the football club and we have reminded the world how big and how special this club is.

“We were desperate for something like this and over the last eight or nine months we’ve built a really strong bond with the supporters.”

An own goal saw the club return to the top, and Cooper will be heavily supported

An own goal saw the club return to the top, and Cooper will be heavily supported

Marinakis, meanwhile, vowed to hand Cooper a sizable war chest to spend.

“Now is the time to give Steve all the ammunition he needs so that he can not only survive but also get good results,” he said. The Telegraph

‘We need to invest more. Everyone talks about the TV rights and the money coming in, but it’s not enough for clubs in the first year.

Owner Evangelos Marinakis has already held talks about the team's transfer plans this summer

Owner Evangelos Marinakis has already held talks about the team’s transfer plans this summer

“That’s why we shouldn’t be the poorer relatives of the Premier League.

“We need to buy some good players and some who will make the difference and have the experience that the division knows.

“We have to be careful with our spending and make the right choices.”

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