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Steve Cooper named new manager of Nottingham Forest

Steve Cooper has been appointed Nottingham Forest manager on a two-year contract.

Cooper took his first training session as Forest boss on Tuesday morning, with the Championship's bottom club next in action at home to Millwall on Saturday.

Forest then travel to Barnsley next Wednesday, September 29.

Cooper becomes Forest's 14th permanent managerial appointment in the past 10 years. Forest agreed compensation with Cooper's former club Swansea late last week because he was still technically contracted to the Welsh club.

"Steve was our first choice as head coach and we are delighted to have secured his services. His record of developing young talent is exceptional," Forest CEO Dane Murphy said.

"Steve knows what is required to be successful in the Championship and has a proven track record with Swansea.

"We have reduced the age of our squad over the summer and Steve is the ideal coach to blend a team to start moving us up the table.

"On behalf of the owner and the board, we welcome Steve to the club and look forward to providing every support he needs to be a success at Nottingham Forest".

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