EXCLUSIVE: Fulham on verge of major new deal for main man

Date published: Monday 20th August 2018 2:39

Slavisa Jokanovic TEAMtalk

TEAMtalk understands Fulham are confident that Slavisa Jokanovic will put pen-to-paper on a new long-term deal before the end of the month.

The Cottagers backed their boss to the tune of more than £100million in the summer transfer market after he guided them to promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs.

Jokanovic’s performance, and the style in which he did it, has not gone unnoticed and Chelsea – who he played for during his career – had him on their shortlist to replace Antonio Conte over the summer.

The Blues though eventually landed Maurizio Sarri after axing Conte, but they hold Jokanovic in high regard.

TEAMtalk understands that Fulham have agreed new terms with the 50-year-old that would see him firmly move into the top-10 highest paid managers in England. That tree is currently topped by £20m-a-season Man City boss Pep Guardiola, who guided City to the title last term.

The new deal for Jokanovic would also put him as one of the top paid bosses in European football.

There have been recent rumours that the club have been in discussions over a new deal, but publicly Jokanovic has refused to speak about it.

“I prefer not to talk about my contract, it’s a private thing,” he said last week ahead of the trip to Wembley to face Tottenham.

 

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