Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Report: Sheffield United held positive Jokanovic talks, club hoping for announcement soon

Sheffield United could be edging closer to naming a new manager, after the club held positive talks with Slavisa Jokanovic this past week.

According to Yorkshire Live’s Nathan Hemmingham, those talks ‘went well’ and he believes the club are looking for an announcement in the coming week.

Hemmingham was speaking following United’s win over Everton last night.

It was a much-improved performance from the Blades. Daniel Jebbison grabbed the headlines with the winning goal on his debut. However, a number of players put in season-best displays.

Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images

"People in Japan are excited about Furuhashi and Celtic" | Japanese football expert Alan Gibson

Many fans cottoned on to the fact that there could be a new manager in waiting, with suggestions the increase in performance level was down to players wanting to prove themselves. And that was something Hemmingham echoed in his after-match thoughts.

“Where that performance came from, I have no idea. Obviously we were told after the Palace game that the club had gone for Jokanovic. The cynic in me suggests that maybe there is a new manager now. Not that I want to take anything away from Heckingbottom,” Hemmingham said.

“But I wonder if the fact the club went for Jokanovic on Saturday. They held talks on Monday. They went positive, they went well.

“There’s still no news on the appointment but I was told on Tuesday the club were hoping to announce something by the end of this week. That tonight would suggest they’re closing in on him.”

A performance to suggest a new Sheffield United manager is watching?

It certainly looked that way, didn’t it? A number of players suddenly looked like they did last season and it was a delight to witness at times.

The likes of Stevens, Baldock, Norwood, and McGoldrick, all looking back to something like their best. John Egan was a rock at the back, while Robinson and Basham both marauded forward. Then Jebbison was simply the icing on the cake.

Appointing Jokanovic would give the club a boost. He’s probably the fans’ choice in all honesty. Proven in this league, a track record of promotion, and a good brand of football historically. In terms of Wilder’s replacement, he’s probably as good as we’ll get.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know