Former Premier League boss next for Sheff Utd with Slavisa Jokanovic ‘sacked’ – Exclusive

Date published: Thursday 25th November 2021 12:36 - TEAMtalk staff

Sheffield United and former Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic

Former Norwich City manager Daniel Farke is set for an immediate return to football at Sheffield United, with the Blades poised to announce the exit of Slavisa Jokanovic, TEAMtalk understands.

Multiple reports on Thursday morning claim Jokanovic has been sacked after a slow start to the season. They had only won six of their 19 matches in the Championship and currently sit 16th.

His most recent game in charge was Tuesday’s 1-0 win at Reading, though that’s seemingly not enough to save him from the axe.

The Sheffield Star have reported Paul Heckingbottom, who was caretaker boss after the departure of Chris Wilder last year, will get a chance to stake a claim to get the job permanently.

They also report Alex Neil is among the favourites.

However, we understand that Farke is the frontrunner.

Farke is currently out of work, having been sacked by Premier League side Norwich City just before the international break. The news came hours after the Canaries claimed their first Premier League win- a 2-1 win at Brentford.

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray, Coventry City’s Mark Robins and Swansea manager Russell Martin are also being considered.

Another name being touted around for the job is the Sheffield-born Neil Warnock. The 72-year-old has been out of work since leaving Middlesbrough earlier this month.

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