Nuno appointed as Nottingham Forest boss

Nottingham Forest have appointed former Wolves and Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo as their new head coach on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The Portuguese coach replaces Steve Cooper, who was sacked on Tuesday with Forest picking up just one win in 13 matches to leave them in 17th place - five points above the drop zone.

 Cooper had the support of the Forest fans after taking them from the bottom of the Championship to Premier League survival last season.

It was fan power that saved him from the sack last term but, with another summer of heavy investment from owner Evangelos Marinakis, the Greek businessman has lost patience.

Across three transfer windows since Forest returned to the Premier League, the club has spent more than £280m on 44 new players.

Nuno, who will take charge of Saturday's match with Bournemouth, returns to English football following a two-year absence when he left Tottenham after an ill-fated four-month stay. He has been out of work since leaving Saudi Pro League club Al Ittihad in November.