Former Tottenham boss 'to agree deal' and become the next manager of a Premier League club

Ex-Tottenham manager is on a flight to the UK as discussions continue over Nottingham Forest role.

Former Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo has spoken to Nottingham Forest as talks of being the next manager of the club continue. Nuno was sacked by Saudi Pro-League club Al-Ittihad in November but is said to be keen on jumping straight into another job.

Steve Cooper whose job is on the line has led Forest to 17th in the top flight, winning just once in 13 Premier League games and taking eight points in that period. They lost 5-0 to Fulham before a draw at Wolves showed he still had the backing of his players.

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A 2-0 defeat to Tottenham last Friday followed which has left the board with a decision to make and looking for alternatives. Former Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner has also been mentioned as a candidate for the role even though it is former Wolves and Tottenham manager Nuno who is flying in for talks.

The Portuguese manager had a hugely successful spell at Molineux between 2017 and 2021, leading the club from the Championship to consecutive seventh-placed finishes in the Premier League, and the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

His time at Tottenham did not last long after he was sacked just four months into his role, having lost five of his last six games. Evangelos Marinakis, a Greek businessman, who is the owner of Forest, is aware of the fans' affection for Cooper, who returned Forest to the Premier League for the first time in 23 years. But it is understood he has concerns Cooper might be tiring of the project and fresh ideas are needed.

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