Nottingham Forest have this morning announced that their coach Steve Cooper has signed a new contract until 2025.
Cooper who was thought to be under pressure after losing five premier league matches on the bounce will now continue in his position after receiving backing from the club hierarchy.
Rafael Benitez, the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager had appeared as a likely man to replace Cooper at the City Ground.
The former Swansea manager has won 29 out of 54 matches at the Reds since taking over from Chris Hughton last September.
The 42-year-old finished fourth in the championship last season and took Nottingham Forest to the premier league for the first time since 1998 after beating Huddersfield Town 1-0 in the play-off final.
“It is now important that our focus is solely on football. As a group we are all concentrated and will do everything we can to help the team move up the league table and once again demonstrate our qualities that led us to the Premier League, a statement read.”