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Guillem Balague says Leeds United have Slavisa Jokanovic on managerial short-list

Leeds United could be on the look-out for a new manager according to one journalist.

Spanish football journalist and regular Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague has claimed Leeds United are one of the clubs interested in making Watford’s Slavisa Jokanovic their next manager.

Balague’s claims come following a report from the Daily Mail, suggesting that both Newcastle United and Sunderland are keeping tabs on the 46-year-old’s position at Watford, with the Serbian yet to be offered a new contract with the recently promoted club.

That report prompted Balague to tweet that both Leeds and West Ham United also have Jokanovic on their short-list to replace Neil Redfearn and Sam Allardyce respectively.

Given that Jokanovic has only just led Watford into the Premier League, the chance of him leaving appears slim, but the latest claims make for interesting reading for Leeds fans who have just seen Redfearn do a fine job in his first season in charge.

Leeds finished the season in 15th place, and while there were ups-and-downs on the pitch Redfearn did a great job given the ongoing complications off it.

With a number of young Leeds players given a chance and the vast majority of fans fully behind Redfearn, it would be a strange turn of events if he was ultimately replaced by Jokanovic.

But even if he is not, the suggestion owner Massimo Cellino could be considering him tells its own story.

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