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Steve Cooper
Nottingham Forest

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Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
  • Status
  • Joined Club
    21 September 2021
  • Age
    43 years 110 days
  • Date of Birth
  • Premier League Seasons
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Newcastle United (a),
    06 August 2022, Lost 0 - 2

Manager Bio

Steve Cooper was appointed head coach of Nottingham Forest on 21 September 2021.

Born in Pontypridd, Wales, Cooper played as a defender for several Welsh sides including Bangor City, while also studying for his coaching badges.

After becoming one of the youngest coaches to obtain his UEFA Pro License, aged 27, Cooper went on to take charge of Wrexham and then Liverpool's academies.

In 2014, he was appointed manager of the England Under-16s, before going on to the Under-17s a year later.

He led them to the final of the 2017 UEFA European Championship, where they were beaten by Spain, but in October of that year, they avenged their loss with a 5-2 victory over the Spaniards in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup final.

Cooper joined Swansea City in June 2019, guiding them to the playoff final in 2020/21, where they lost out to Brentford at Wembley Stadium in his second and final season at the helm.

In his first campaign at Forest, Cooper took the club from the bottom of the table and ended their 23-year exile from the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town in the Championship playoff final.

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