Steve Cooper looks like a man under pressure with Nottingham Forest sitting at the bottom of the Premier League with just four points from eight matches.
In the summer, Forest spent just shy of £150m on 21 players, including bringing in reputable Premier League players such as Jesse Lingard on a free transfer from Manchester United, as well as Dean Henderson on loan from the Old Trafford club.
Owner Evangelos Marinakis has owned the City Ground outfit since May 2017 - when he became the majority shareholder. Since then, the Reds have had nine different coaches manage them, including Cooper, showing that their owner is a results-based businessman.
Marinakis has also shown his ruthless nature as owner of Greek side Olympiakos this season, who sacked former Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan after just 11 games in charge.
Notably, Cooper has been in charge of Forest since late September of last year, when they were bottom of the Championship following Chris Hughton’s underwhelming spell as manager. The former Swansea manager saw his side go on an incredible run as Forest managed to finish fourth in the table before winning the play-offs at the expense of Huddersfield Town at Wembley.
An early favourite for the job at Forest is former Liverpool, Inter Milan and Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez according to the Telegraph, with the Spaniard still looking for a role since his departure from Everton back in January.