Nottingham Forest chiefs including CEO and head of transfers facing sack with Steve Cooper's job also in doubt | The Sun

NOTTINGHAM FOREST's recruitment chiefs are facing the sack with boss Steve Cooper's job also in doubt after splashing £150million on 22 players, reports say.

The newly promoted side have got off to a poor start in the Premier League, winning just one game in eight.

And Cooper is struggling to get a tune out of his new players having spent £150m in the summer transfer window.

According to The Telegraph, CEO Dane Murphy and recruitment chiefs George Syrianos and Andy Scott are facing uncertain futures with owner Evangelos Marinakis set to take drastic action.

Cooper is also fighting for his job following Forest's 4-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City on Monday night.

The loss saw the Foxes leapfrog Forest in the table, and the latter now sit rock bottom on just four points.


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CEO Murphy only joined the club last year from Barnsley, but the report states former Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley, who currently holds an advisory role at the City Ground, could replace him.

Head of recruitment, Syrianos, joined Forest from Stuttgart before the start of last season.

And scouting head, Scott, was appointed in January this year after spells at Watford, Brentford and Swansea.

Following Monday's loss, Cooper refused to slam his players as they're trying to gel as a new group while playing "in the hardest league in the world".

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He said: "The run of results is not good, I am not going to shy away from that.

"Tactically we were not what we planned to be.

"I didn't like us in the duels. There are phases in games where we let the result run away from us.

"I refuse to be really critical of the players as a group. Don't want to sound soft and fluffy.

"That is the last thing I am. It is tough for them. It is a unique situation.

"Relationships and connections are built over time.

"We are trying to do that on the job in the hardest league in the world."

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