Assuming they want to keep things the same as much as possible Cooper makes sense - young British manager, similar character, similar style, followed him very smoothly once before already. Not sure how keen he'd be on the move but it's concerning he hasn't signed a new deal.
Telegraph reporting Cooper is "not currently an option" for the Brighton job. I wouldn't have thought he'd even be on their shortlist. They're an established PL club now and Coops has no pedigree in the top leagues yet. Fact is they have many better/safer options.
I also don't think he'd go. He isn't primarily money motivated, he's "double happy" at Forest and the Chairman has backed him big-time in the transfer market - with the players he wanted. It is surprising he hasn't signed a new contract but no-one knows why that is.. I can't see Marinakis wanting to pay off a huge contract if things don't go to plan so maybe both parties agreed to wait and see where things stand later in the season, when negotiating terms will be clearer.
Let's focus on the football. 5 days until Fulham, here's to hoping Mangala is fit and Boly/Bade are ready to play some part.