Notts County Go In Search Of New Manager Following Cooper's Departureby Steve Chambers / 09 May 2016, 10:17Tweet
Notts County will face a summer of searching for a new manager after it was announced that Mark Cooper would be leaving Meadow Lane after only ten games in charge, and BBC Nottingham report that the former Swindon Town manager will head to National League side Forest Green Rovers.
Cooper was only drafted into the management role in the wake of Jamie Fullarton's departure in mid-March, but a matter of ten games and a couple of months later the 47-year-old will leave the League Two outfit after a 5-0 drubbing to Carlisle United at the weekend and head for the aforementioned Forest Green, who are getting ready for a National League play-off final with Grimsby Town.
County have struggled for stability in recent years and Cooper's departure will ignite another manager search for the powers above, and astonishingly the side that finished 17th in the fourth tier of the Football League will go in search of their seventh manager in 14 topsy-turvy months.
Paul Hurst has been installed as the 6/5 favourite to be the Next Notts County Manager with Sky Bet, but the current Grimsby Town manager is sure to have his sights firmly set on the aforementioned National League final, whilst other prominent figures in the betting include Malky Mackay and Steve Cotterill, who are both looking for paths backing into football management after tenures at Wigan Athletic and Bristol City, respectively, came to and end in the last 12 months.
After leaving Notts County, Mark Cooper is watching Forest Green again tonight. Club not confirming but it appears he's been offered the job— Alistair Durden (@alidurdenBBC) May 7, 2016
In one season, Mark Cooper has gone from Swindon to Notts County to Forest Green Rovers— Jack Toulson (@JackToulson12) May 7, 2016