Steve Cooper to remain Nottingham Forest manager as owner Evangelos Marinakis backs boss | Football News trendynewsbro


Steve Cooper will remain as Nottingham Forest manager, the club have said.

A statement from owner Evangelos Marinakis read: “No one denies that our club is in a difficult position in the Premier League, but we wish to end the speculation and the false and disruptive reporting in the media to confirm that Steve Cooper remains our manager at Nottingham Forest.

“We have all been disappointed with recent performances and it is very clear that a lot of hard work needs to be done to address this urgently. Results and performances must improve immediately.

“Now is the time for everyone connected with our club, from us as owners, to the board, our supporters, backroom staff, coaches and players – to come together and fight to secure our status in the Premier League.

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“There can be no time for distractions, rumours and speculation. There is only time for hard work, determination, a commitment from Steve and the players to getting the results we need and, of course, the continued magnificent support of the fans of Nottingham Forest.”

More to follow.

Nottingham Forest’s remaining fixtures

April 8: Aston Villa (A) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

April 16: Man United (H) – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports

April 22: Liverpool (A) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

April 26: Brighton (H) – Premier League, kick-off 7.30pm

April 29: Brentford (A) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

May 8: Southampton (H) – Premier League, kick-off 8pm, live on Sky Sports

May 13: Chelsea (A) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

May 20: Arsenal (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm

May 28: Crystal Palace (A) – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm

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