just as the owners and management need to be looking at the forward planning of the squad, for each eventuality - promotion or remaining in the Champs; I hope they are also planning for a future without Cooper.
Because there is bound to be a time when he goes, as successful managers have in the past.
One name I hope they are keeping a close eye on is Russell Martin, and MK Dons.
The Dons appear to be playing in a Swanserola style, and this season, they are 3rd in the possession stakes (63.82%) in the top leagues across Europe, with only Man City (63.84%) and Barca (65.11%) ahead of them.
This is one of the goals they scored this season, with a record in British football or 56 consecutive passes that ended in a goal.
His philosophy is exactly the kind we look for in a manager too. If you have an Athletic subscription, this is well worth a read.