According to reports from The Athletic’s Daniel Taylor, Crystal Palace is keen on Steve Cooper and may consider making a move for him if he is let go by Nottingham Forest. The Daily Mail had previously noted Palace’s close monitoring of Cooper’s situation, and Taylor affirms that the Eagles’ interest is genuine.
In a recent article, Taylor shared, “Palace is the latest club to wonder if they can capitalize on the current situation. They have admired Cooper’s work from a distance for a long time.” He also mentioned that if Cooper becomes available, there is a possibility of Palace pursuing him, potentially leading to a change in management with Roy Hodgson.
This development should be of concern to Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis, who should take note of the speculation linking Cooper to Crystal Palace. Despite Forest’s recent struggles, including four consecutive Premier League losses, it is crucial for Marinakis to recognize Cooper’s role in preventing relegation last season.
Considering Palace’s status as a well-established Premier League club, if they view Cooper as a suitable managerial candidate, Marinakis should maintain faith in the 43-year-old coach at Forest. Gary Lineker has already cautioned Marinakis, emphasizing the need to support Cooper during challenging times.
While Forest faces a tough battle for survival in the Premier League, this was expected, and Marinakis must stand by Cooper, the manager who ensured the club’s top-flight status at the end of the previous season. Despite current difficulties, backing Cooper remains the key to Nottingham Forest’s continued progress.