Mark Cooper named as new Notts County manager

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper - Credit: Archant

Mark Cooper, who last week held talks with Stevenage over their vacant manager’s position, has now been named the new boss of Boro’s League Two rivals Notts County until the end of the season.

The former Swindon boss met with Boro chairman Phil Wallace last week about the position but it is believed that he wanted to bring his own backroom staff in to work with him, while Stevenage wanted him to work with the club’s existing coaches.

A statement on County’s website today said: “As part of the deal, it has been agreed that, should the new Manager reach an agreed points total, it would trigger a permanent contract for Cooper at Meadow Lane.”

Stevenage lost 3-2 at home to Northampton Town on Saturday. In the matchday programme Wallace wrote the club ‘need to add experience to the management’ and hopes to do so next week.

Stevenage are currently one place and seven points above the League Two relegation zone. They travel to Oxford United on Friday before hosting Yeovil Town on Monday.

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