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Report: Slavisa Jokanovic open to Sheffield United discussions, no talks as yet

Sheffield United’s search for a new manager has taken a fresh twist, with Slavisa Jokanovic apparently open the idea of managing the Blades.

Sky Sports has reported this afternoon that although no official approach or discussions have taken place yet, Jokanovic is apparently ‘keen’ to speak to the club regarding their plans.

Jokanovic has form for winning promotion after two good spells with both Fulham and Watford. He guided the Cottagers up via the playoffs, while steering the Hornets to automatic promotion in 2016.

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Chris Wilder left the club a few weeks back and his backroom staff, including Alan Knill, are expected to follow suit in the coming weeks.

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The club has already moved to bring in Jason Tindall to support Paul Heckingbottom. A number of other names have also been linked with the job, including Karl Robinson and Michael Appleton.

But the name of Jokanovic is one which will interested United fans. Sky claim he won’t come cheap from his current role in Qatar.

However, the Blades board could be prepared to make a statement as they seek to allay fans’ fears of life after Wilder.

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