Fulham boss Jokanovic among candidates to replace Conte at Chelsea

Fulham boss Jokanovic among candidates to replace Conte at Chelsea

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Chelsea are reportedly considering Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic as a potential candidate to replace current boss Antonio Conte, who looks increasingly likely to leave the club at the end of this season.

The 49-year-old, who guided Watford to promotion to the Premier League in 2015 and is trying to do the same for Fulham, was formerly a Chelsea player, where he spent two yearsafter signing from Deportivo La Coruna in 2000.

The newspaper notes that the former Serbian midfielder is seen as ‘someone commanding in the changing room and a coach who prioritizes playing attacking football’.

That is likely to appeal to Chelsea, despite a lack of Premier League experience.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich is no stranger to hiring coaches who have never worked in England before, but Jokanovic at least has a record of success in the Championship and has won titles elsewhere.

He also took Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Champions League group stage in 2015/16, where he actually faced Chelsea.