Sheffield Wednesday: Ex-Owls boss can’t wait to work with Jokanovic

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Former Owls chief Stuart Gray says Slavisa Jokanovic’s experience of the Championship will be crucial if Fulham are to avoid another relegation battle this season.

Jokanovic steered Watford to promotion last season before leaving for Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv, who he departed on Sunday following a six-month stint in order return to England.

The 47-year-old met the players prior to Tuesday’s comphrensive victory over Rotherham United before watching the game from the stands, as interim head coach Gray took charge for the final time and secured the club’s first victory in 10 matches.

Gray said: “I’m sure with any new manager in the stand people are always going to say it has an effect. You cannot fault the players’ application and commitment they’ve put in. We’ve just been a little bit lucky in front of goal and tonight we got that luck.

“I’m looking forward to working with him and I’ll learn off him and hopefully he’ll learn off me. He got Watford promoted so he knows about the Championship and obviously I’ll pass on my knowledge and experience of the Championship as well.”