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Fulham confirm Jokanovic has signed a new contract

last updated Thursday 23rd February 2017, 9:49 PM

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Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic
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Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has signed a new two-year contract with the Championship club.

The 48-year-old Serb, whose previous deal was set to expire this summer, will remain at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2019.

Former Watford boss Jokanovic has won 25 of his 61 games in charge since his appointment in December 2015.

"I have made no secret of my desire to stay at Fulham and to continue the project we have started," he said.

"This is a fantastic club full of history and tradition and I am proud to be part of that."

Jokanovic has previously managed in Serbia, Thailand, Bulgaria, Spain and Israel and guided the Hornets to promotion to the Premier League in 2014-15.

Fulham are seventh in the Championship, six points off the play-off places with a game in hand.

Fulham Football Club statement
Fulham Football Club is delighted to announce that Slavisa Jokanovic has today signed a contract extension to remain as Head Coach at the Club until 2019.

Slavisa joined Fulham in December 2015 from Maccabi Tel Aviv, and ensured the Club maintained its imperative Sky Bet Championship status that season.

During the summer of 2016, under the leadership of Tony Khan, the squad was entirely rebuilt bringing in 14 new players and releasing many of those that Slavisa inherited on arrival. 

With this newly assembled team, he began the 2016/17 season developing his philosophy of playing an attractive style of football synonymous with his previous teams.

A firm fans’ favourite for the attacking, passing style of play, his time at Fulham so far has marked the beginning of a turnaround in the Club’s fortunes with a Top Six finish the ambition for the end of the current campaign.

Victory against higher league opposition in The FA Cup, and resounding wins against Reading and Huddersfield at the Cottage has resulted in increasing crowds and a resounding sense of optimism returning to the banks of the Thames.

This afternoon Slavisa Jokanovic said: ‘I have made no secret of my desire to stay at Fulham and to continue the project that we have started.

This is a fantastic Club full of history and tradition and I am proud to be part of that and hopefully to add a little to the story.

‘We have a squad of young and talented players, all eager to play their part, and as we grow together I know that there is much more to come.

We’ve built an identity our fans can relate to which has brought us closer to our targets, which is exciting for the future of the Club and for those fans who deserve to see the good times of elite football being played back at the Cottage again.’ 

Source BBC Sport/Fulham FC
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