Sheffield United are set to part ways with Slavisa Jokanovic today with reports suggesting the Serbian is to be given his marching orders.
Jokanovic is set to be sacked with the Blades sitting just 16th in the Championship table. It comes despite a morale boosting 1-0 win for United against Reading in midweek.
The Serbian was handed a three-year deal in the summer to take over from Chris Wilder but things have gone far from well. Just six wins all season have left United languishing, with fans becoming increasingly frustrated at the standard of football.
The Telegraph’s John Percy has claimed this morning that Jokanovic is set to leave the club, with the Daily Mail backing up the claims with reports of Jokanovic being sacked.
Reports earlier in the week from The Athletic had suggested that the United board were considering a change after the 3-1 loss at Blackburn. Paul Heckingbottom was mentioned as being the one to step in, and he could now be given the role again.
Our View: Jokanovic sacked sums up the shambles of a season so far
If this is a sacking, then what a joke. Why give the Serbian a long deal, then not back him, then sack him just a few months in?
If he’s walked away because of January plans, then that isn’t surprising either, given the apparent lack of funds and investment in this team.
The board needs to quickly front up here and explain what’s going on at the club. They dithered around with the Chris Wilder news all day and they can’t let it happen again. Bramall Lane was already turning toxic, and this could fuel the fire.
On the footballing side of things, the results were poor. If that is the reason, the Jokanovic can hardly complain. However, sacking a proven manager just a few months into his reign, is very Sheffield United indeed.