MARK COOPER
MARK
COOPER

Mark Cooper is currently in charge of Forest Green Rovers.

Cooper was confirmed as the manager of Swindon Town on August 20, 2013. He was initially serving as caretaker manager following the departure of Kevin MacDonald.

Cooper began his managerial career with Tamworth at the start of the 2003/04 season as player/assistant manager. Following the departure of Darron Gee he was then appointed manager.

As manager of Tamworth, Cooper guided the club into the third round of the FA Cup in two consecutive seasons.

Cooper and Tamworth parted company in January 2007 and on 16 May 2007, Cooper was confirmed as the manager of Kettering Town.

His first season in charged proved very successful as the club won the Conference North title with a margin of 17 points. Before joining Peterborough in the 2008–09 season, he led Kettering to the FA Cup fourth round, matching the club record for the furthest the club have been in the competition, where they faced Premier League team Fulham.

Cooper was then appointed manager of Peterborough United on November 14, 2009.

Cooper joined The Posh from Kettering Town with the side lying in third place in the Blue Square Premier. Peterborough and Cooper then parted company in February 2010.

He was confirmed as the new manager of Darlington on June 29, 2010. Following his appointment, the club went onto win The FA trophy in his first season at Wembley. Remarkably substitute Chris Senior scored in the last minute of extra time to seal the victory. Mark remained with the club until October 2011.

In his first season in charge at Swindon Town, Cooper led the Club to a 8th place finish in Sky Bet League One.

As a player, Cooper had spells Bristol City, Exeter City, Southend United, Birmingham City, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Hartlepool United, Macclesfield Town, Leyton Orient, Rushden & Diamonds and Hednesford Town.

Mark is also a graduate of the LMA's Certificate in Applied Management at Warwick University.

Honours (3)
  • personal-awards
    • Swindon Town:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League One, (30/11/2014)
  • domestic-trophies
    • Darlington:
      • FA Trophy Winners, (2011-05-07)
  • league-titles
    • Kettering:
      • Conference North Title, (2008-05-11)
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