Report: Sheffield United eye Slavisa Jokanovic as potential Chris Wilder replacement

According to a report from The Sun, Sheffield United will look to make a move to bring in Slavisa Jokanovic as their next manager.

The former Chelsea midfielder is well known in the English game already.

After playing for the Blues over a two-year spell, Jokanovic has enjoyed managerial success with both Watford and Fulham, leading both to promotion from the Championship.

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Jokanovic led Watford to a runners-up spot in the 2015 campaign, while he was in charge of Fulham as they sealed play-off success against Aston Villa just a few seasons ago.

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Since leaving Craven Cottage, he has been managing over in Qater with Al-Gharafa. However, the Sun now claims the Blades will look to bring him back to England with a lucrative £2m-a-year offer.

Jokanovic would face the mammoth task of replacing Chris Wilder. But the report claims Wilder has suggested a few names to the board, with Swansea manager Steve Cooper among those the ex-Blades boss has recommended.

Jokanovic to Sheffield United – Attacking football but is there a long-term plan?

There’s no doubt that Jokanovic’s teams play expansive, attacking football.

He had both Fulham and Watford ticking along nicely and had some exciting players at his disposal when he enjoyed success with those clubs.

Jokanovic has also won promotions from the Championship, so he certainly ticks the boxes in that sense. However, does he represent a long-term vision for United and Prince Abdullah?

The Serbian has never lasted more than three years in a job. That was with Fulham, and he left with the Cottagers bottom of the Premier League.

Jokanovic is certainly one of the more interesting names to be mentioned in recent days. But whether he sees Bramall Lane as the ideal project, remains to be seen.

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