Why Steve Cooper would be a bad manager appointment at Leicester

Leicester City continue their hunt for a new manager after the early exit of Enzo Maresca. The Foxes have many names being thrown about, so, here are a few of them and why the former Nottingham Forest boss would be a poor appointment at the King Power.
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Why Steve Cooper would be a poor choice

Where does the Welshman come into this? Well, the basic facts are that the manager has been in relegation fights and kept Forest up, is currently available without any compensation fee, and of course would not command a high wage. Therein lies the prospect: the manager before THE manager. A coach you can put in charge for a season or two until you have the financial means to get who you actually want.

However, in this way, the Foxes would be resigning to reckless abandonment of the project, a withdrawal and faltering of the style developed under our former head coach. Even the most ardent opponents to that patient and slow possession football must clearly see the issue with throwing that out the door for the sake of avoiding an already inevitable points deduction.

By switching play style, the club will throw the players into disarray, and cause inconsistent performances. When Leicester City will already have a points deduction regardless of who they get in, to have inconsistency and uncertainty in style for but one season could be the fatal blow to maintaining our Premier League spot.

Furthermore, despite having plenty of recruitment, Nottingham Forest under Cooper consistently floated just above the relegation zone throughout much of his time. If you look at his record in the Premier League, we see he had 54 games played, 11 wins, 16 draws, and 27 losses. That is 49 points (of course he did not finish the second season) and averaging just over a point a game.