Jokanovic makes his Irons position clear


JokanovicFulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has shrugged off false reports that he is fancied for Slaven Bilic’s job despite Sky Sports claiming otherwise in a report yesterday.

The story was immediately denied by the hammers to ClaretandHugh and now the Serbian Craven Cottage boss has made it clear he has no interest in it anyway.

Quite apart from the fact that Bilic looks as safe as houses the media reports continue that replacements are being lined up. They aren’t!

The Hammers can more or less guarantee their safety with a win at Sunderland this weekend but in any event it looks a certainty that Bilic will be going nowhere in the summer anyway.

And Jokanovic has no intention of doing a Jaap Stam by claiming he is flattered to be linked with such a position – instead ruling out the possibility entirely.

He declared: ““I’ve extended my contract. I am absolutely committed, always. I am happy with my club.

“I want to be a Premier League manager with Fulham Football Club.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • John Mc says:

    The man has no track record, whereas Slaven, with Croatia took points off of the England team during a qualifying season for European International Championship, and he has taken Besitkas to European Champions League glory. What has Jokanovic done? Slaven isn’t quite home & hosed yet Before just falling over the line on Saturday gone against Swansea, we were enduring our worst slump since the Avram Grant season of 2010 – 11. The situation in regards form hasn’t changed much, and due to injuries and suspensions, Andy Carroll will have to play, and hopefully make an impact at Sunderland on Saturday, preferably alongside Sakho, and with a now much improved Collins, being rock solid at the back, we can do this. There psychology in this, is with Carroll being a Geordie, and, because he was a former Newcastle player, then he won’t want to allow Sunderland to put his current club further into trouble, but then, if Sunderland did win, and this is possible with Sunderland & Defoe trying to mount another great escape, and they could also win another 5 more from the last 6, making 38 pts, but only if they were to beat West Ham on Saturday and win at least 5 more. That’s a big ask of David Moyes, but they could reach 38, so realistically, West Ham do have to make certain by getting at least another win. With the bottom 3s current form I can see 38 being enough, possibly only 35. Let’s just say, that supposing, out of all unrealities, that Sunderland won all of their last 7 games, getting them 41 pts. Those 7 wins would include Middlesbrough & Hull, so that would result in someone other than Sunderland getting 18th or lower. The margin is looking no higher than 38, so why wait until we run out of fit players. Let’s get to 39 on Saturday. COYI And lets see how Slaven really shapes up under the pressure that his 2nd season has presented. We’ll all know for sure by season’s end, if Slaven really is our man, but if we return to as things were before with the win over Swansea being just a one off wonder, leaving us to sweat and fall over the line at the total we currently have or not much more, then maybe a change is needed, but it’s too early to tell yet and Slaven at this current stage, does seem to be our man

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Today they are linking current Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli with us… he would be better than many of the options but unless there is a fallout between Slav and the board I cant see it.

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