Fulham chairman Shahid Khan believes Slavisa Jovanovic is the man to get Fulham going in the ‘right direction’ after his appointment at Craven Cottage.The Cottagers have been without a permanent head coach since the sacking of Kit Symons in early November, but Jovanovic left Maccabi Tel Aviv to take over the Championship club.
And chairman Khan revealed his delight at the appointment.
“I am extremely proud to announce that Slavisa Jokanovic will be joining Fulham as our First Team Head Coach,” he said.
“We considered many quality candidates for what we considered to be one of the best positions in football, and I personally interviewed most of them.
“While the search was time-consuming and painstaking at times, I knew that when the process was complete that Fulham would have the best man possible for this opportunity and challenge.
“Slavisa’s credentials and passion for the job rose to the top through every stage of this process, and we cannot wait to welcome him to Motspur Park and Craven Cottage to get things going in the right direction for the second half of the season.”
Jokanovic spent two years as a player with Fulham's London rivals Chelsea between 2000 and 2002, and watched his new team from the stands as they beat Rotherham United 4-1 at home on Matchday 24 in the Sky Bet Championship.
Cauley Woodrow was at the double, while Alex Kacaniklic and Ross McCormack also got on the scoresheet, to start Jokanovic's Fulham era positively, with the club now sitting 18th in the table.
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