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Slavisa Jokanovic

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  • Date of Birth
  • Premier League Seasons
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Crystal Palace (h),
    11 August 2018, Lost 0 - 2

Manager Bio

Slavisa Jokanovic managed Fulham in the Premier League after winning promotion through the Championship play-offs in 2017/18.

The Serb spent most of his playing career in his homeland and in Spain.

A defensive midfielder, he represented Yugoslavia at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2000 UEFA European Championship, before joining Chelsea.

Jokanovic spent the 2000/01 and 2001/02 seasons at Stamford Bridge, making 39 appearances, and retired shortly after his departure.

He became the manager of his former club Partizan Belgrade midway through 2007/08 and won the league and cup double, before successfully defending both trophies the following term.

Jokanovic spent a season in Thailand with Muangthong United in 2012/13, winning the Premier League with an unbeaten record.

Brief spells at Levski Sofia, in Bulgaria, and Hercules, in Spain, followed, before he was appointed Watford manager in October 2014.

Jokanovic immediately secured promotion to the Premier League but departed before the new season started. He moved to Israel, where he took Maccabi Tel Aviv into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in 11 years.

He returned to the Championship a few months later though, at Fulham.

In his first full season at Craven Cottage, Jokanovic led Fulham to the play-offs, but they lost in the semi-finals.

After falling narrowly short of automatic promotion, Fulham ended a four-year absence from the Premier League by beating Aston Villa at Wembley in the 2017/18 Championship play-off final.

One win in the opening 12 league matches left the London club bottom of the table and Jokanovic's departure was announced on 14 November 2018.

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham
  • Slavisa Jokanovic, Fulham
  • Managers Mauricio Pochettino and Slavisa Jokanovic embrace before kick-off

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