Premier League Nottingham Forest announced on Wednesday that Nuno Espirito Santo will take over as manager succeeding Steve Cooper.
Forest fired Cooper after five straight losses that dropped them to 17th in the standings, five points above the relegation zone. Instead, they hired the former manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.
“Nuno joins the club on a two-and-a-half-year contract and will take charge of his first match on Saturday when Forest face Bournemouth at The City Ground,” the club said in a statement.
“The new head coach will take charge of his first training session with the squad this morning as they prepare for Saturday’s Premier League fixture.”
During his first season with Wolves, the Portuguese manager led the team to promotion to the Premier League. He was Wolves’ manager for four seasons.
After taking over at Spurs in June 2021, the former Porto player and manager saw his team win their first three games under his leadership before losing five of their next seven games and losing to Antonio Conte.
After that, Nuno was named manager of Al-Ittihad, a Saudi Arabian team, and he helped them win their first league championship in 14 years. However, he was fired in November following a run of five league games without a victory.