Slavisa Jokanovic is TAKEN OUT by Sheffield United after just six months in charge with Blades languishing in 16th place in the Championship.
- Sheffield United’s Slavisa Jokanovic to be fired by the Blades
- The 53-year-old Serb became the Yorkshire club’s first foreign coach last summer.
- However, six wins in 19 games have left the manager’s job hanging in the balance.
Slavisa Jokanovic has been fired by Sheffield United with the Championship team languishing in 16th place this season.
Former Watford and Fulham boss Jokanovic was named Chris Wilder’s replacement last summer and tasked with rebuilding the Blades after a steamy campaign that saw them relegated from the top flight.
The 53-year-old signed a three-year contract, becoming the club’s first coach abroad. His impressive years with the Hornets and Cottagers left fans optimistic that he could get the Blades back.
Slavisa Jokanovic to be fired by Sheffield United after bad start to campaign
The Blades languish in 16th place in the Championship and have won one of their last five draws.
However, a lackluster start to the campaign has prompted the Yorkshire club to take decisive action. Sportsmail He understands that relations between the Blades and Jokanovic have been conflictive for weeks, and will leave following talks with the club.
United’s 1-0 win over the Reading wrestlers on Tuesday night was their first league win in five games, and they are currently eight points behind the play-off spots.
The Blades made several high-profile loan signings in the summer, with Wolves star Morgan Gibbs-White joining for the season, as well as Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane.
Liverpool defender Ben Davies also joined for the season, as was former Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen of Roma.
Morgan Gibbs-White has starred, but Jokanovic is set to go after talks with the club
United have been without a number of key players due to injuries this season. Jack O’Connell, Oli McBurnie and Sander Berge have been sidelined for long periods.
Jokanovic’s injury problems worsened at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night after John Fleck collapsed on the field without question.
The Scottish international was removed on a stretcher after lengthy treatment on the pitch and spent the night at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
He has now been allowed to return home and the club said in a statement that “medical staff will continue to monitor him closely.”
More to follow.