Double promotion-winning manager Slavisa Jokanovic enters Sheffield Wednesday running amid reports of pending exit

Slavisa Jokanovic has good pedigree in the Championship, and he’s now entered the list of names on the bookies’ list for the Sheffield Wednesday job amid reports of a potential exit from his current club.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 12:02 pm

Jokanovic won promotion to the Premier League with Watford in 2015, and then again with Fulham in 2018 after securing their place in the top-flight via the Play-Offs – he’s won 74 of 149 games in the second tier of English football, and may fancy the chance to add to that record.

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According to reports surfacing over the weekend, the 52-year-old Serbian is considering leaving his current job with Al-Gharafa SC in Qatar at the end of their season when it comes to a close early next month.

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Now, with the Owls still on the hunt for Tony Pulis’ replacement, Jokanovic is sitting on odds of 20/1 on SkyBet at the time of writing, although his compatriot, Vladimir Ivic, is still their favourite at 1/2.

Here’s the top 10 as things stand:

Vladimir Ivic - 1/2

Paul Cook - 5/2

Slavisa Jokanovic has been linked with an exit from his current job in Qatar, and Sheffield Wednesday are on the lookout for a new manager. (Steven Paston/PA Wire)

Chris Coleman - 11/1

Neil Thompson - 14/1

Roy Keane - 14/1

Joey Barton - 20/1

Paco Jemez - 20/1

Slavisa Jokanovic - 20/1

Thorsten Fink - 20/1

Gus Poyet - 22/1

It’s almost three weeks since Dejphon Chansiri made the decision to part ways with Pulis after just 10 games in charge, but while several names have been linked with the vacant position, it remains to be seen how close the chairman is to making his decision. Neil Thompson, as things stand, will be on the bench for SWFC’s next game against Everton in the FA Cup.

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