Struggling Nottingham Forest could appoint ex-Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez – report

Close-up shot of Rafael Benitez
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Nottingham Forest have reportedly earmarked ex-Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez as a potential successor for under-fire Steve Cooper.

Forest lost 4-0 away to local rivals Leicester on Monday night, a result which pushed them to the bottom of the Premier League table. It was their fifth defeat on the bounce.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...