Nuno Espirito Santo is Nottingham Forest’s new head coach; Forest sacked Steve Cooper on Tuesday after a run of just one win in 13 matches to leave them five points above the relegation zone; this is Nuno’s first job since being sacked by Al Ittihad in November
Nuno Espirito Santo is hoping to build on Steve Cooper’s “huge” legacy after succeeding him as Nottingham Forest head coach.
Cooper was sacked on Tuesday with Forest five points above the relegation zone after picking up just one win in 13 matches, but he leaves a fan favourite after restoring the club to the Premier League.
It was fan power that saved Cooper from the sack last season, even though he kept Forest up, but owner Evangelos Marinakis, the Greek businessman, lost patience after another underwhelming start to the campaign.
Asked if he had been set any targets by the owner, new Forest head coach Nuno, who signed a two-and-a-half-year deal, said: “We didn’t mark ourselves big expectations just on a day-to-day process.
“He told me what Steve Cooper did here was huge. Getting Forest back in the Premier League was huge and we are now trying to improve on that legacy.”