Slavisa Jokanovic on the brink of becoming Sheffield United's new boss

Slavisa Jokanovic on the brink of becoming Sheffield United’s new boss – with the Serbian having a track record of winning Premier League promotion at Watford and Fulham

  • Slavisa Jokanovic is set to be appointed as Sheffield United’s new manager
  • They have been without a permanent boss since sacking Chris Wilder in March
  • Paul Heckingbottom became interim boss but the Blades suffered relegation 

Sheffield United are close to appointing Slavisa Jokanovic as their new manager.

Jokanovic is on the verge of a return to English football following talks with the Blades hierarchy after emerging as their first-choice to replace Chris Wilder.

Wilder left Sheffield United in March and was replaced by Paul Heckingbottom, who was unable to prevent the Bramall Lane club from being relegated.

Slavisa Jokanovic is on the verge of being appointed Sheffield United’s new manager

Chris Wilder’s time as Sheffield United manager came to an end in March after a poor season

In Serbian Jokanovic, Sheffield United are poised to turn to a man who has history of securing promotion to the top flight from the Championship.

He led Watford to the Premier League in 2015 as second tier runners-up to Bournemouth. In 2018, Jokanovic’s Fulham won promotion via the play-offs.

After leaving Fulham, the 52 year-old was appointed manager of Al-Gharafa, steered them to fourth in the Qatari League and a place in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League.

Jokanovic’s contract with Al-Gharafa expires next month.

Jokanovic has won Premier League promotion with Watford and Fulham (pictured in 2018)

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