Former Newcastle United boss ‘in the frame’ to replace struggling Premier League manager
Nottingham Forest are understood to be considering head coach Steve Cooper’s position at the club following Monday night’s 4-0 East Midlands derby defeat to Leicester City.
The newly-promoted side sit bottom of the table after eight matches despite spending £146million on 22 new signings over the summer.
And according to The Telegraph, Benitez is one manager who is in the frame to replace Cooper at The City Ground should he be sacked.
Benitez has been out of managerial work since being sacked by Everton in January 2022. The Spaniard spent three years at Newcastle as he guided the club to the Championship title in 2016-17 before securing a top 10 finish in the club’s first season back in the Premier League.
Benitez then saw out his contract at St James’s Park after growing frustrated with Mike Ashley’s ownership.