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Marinakis has invested closely within the Forest sqaud since their Premier League promotion – Getty Photos/Marc Atkins

Nottingham Forest proprietor Evangelos Marinakis is more and more pissed off with the membership’s failure to nominate a set-piece specialist.

With head coach Steve Cooper underneath renewed stress, Marinakis is exasperated over the delay in recruiting what he believes is a vital place, following his £95 million switch spend over the summer season.

Forest possessed the second worst document within the Premier League final season for objectives scored from set-pieces, whereas this season they’ve scored only one aim from a dead-ball state of affairs – Willy Boly’s header within the 3-2 defeat at Manchester United in August.

It’s understood Marinakis has been demanding a specialist set-piece coach because the finish of final season, however Forest are but to fill the place regardless of talks with various candidates.

Tottenham’s former set-piece coach, Gianni Vio, who has additionally labored with the Italy nationwide group, is assumed to have been one contender however the transfer collapsed.

Forest have spoken to a different candidate within the final 48 hours however, at this stage, it seems the place will stay vacant.

Set-piece specialists have gotten more and more prevalent in England’s high division, with Arsenal’s Nicolas Jover, Aston Villa’s Austin MacPhee and Manchester Metropolis’s Jack Wilson three extremely regarded operators specifically.

Cooper is underneath renewed scrutiny following the chaotic 3-2 defeat at house to Brighton on Saturday, with a probably pivotal encounter with Everton this weekend.

Marinakis, the Greek billionaire, is pissed off with outcomes and performances following one other vital recruitment drive over the summer season.

Forest smashed their switch document to signal £30million midfielder Ibrahim Sangare from PSV Eindhoven, whereas one other 12 new gamers arrived.

It takes Marinakis’s spending over the £250million mark because the membership’s return to the Premier League after a 23-year absence.

Cooper nonetheless has the backing of numerous supporters, and has delivered constructive outcomes up to now when the tide was seemingly turning.

Final season he appeared near being dismissed after a 4-0 defeat by Leicester Metropolis however signed a brand new contract after which earned widespread reward for guiding the membership to security.

Forest are presently 14th within the desk, eight factors above the relegation zone.

In the meantime, the membership confirmed they’re working with Nottinghamshire Police after “a minority” of followers allegedly directed homophobic language at Brighton’s gamers and supporters final Saturday.

In a press release, the membership stated: “Homophobia, like all different types of discrimination, has no place in soccer or society, and anybody participating in discriminatory behaviour is committing a prison offence.

“We’re actively working with Nottinghamshire Police to establish the people concerned, and they are going to be handled appropriately.

“We wish to thank all our supporters who reported incidents. Nottingham Forest is dedicated to creating an inclusive surroundings which embraces and celebrates our variations. We wish everybody who attends our stadium to have a constructive expertise.”


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