Watford today confirmed that the manager that brought promotion to the Premier League would be departing this summer, with Slavisa Jokanovic leaving the club to be replaced by former Atletico Madrid boss Quique Sanchez Flores.
Former Chelsea midfielder Jokanovic was the Hornets' fourth manager of last season, taking over after a period where various bosses were appointed and then axed, left due to health issues, or resigned from the club.
Few could predict that he could have such a positive effect on the club, and Watford are now set to return to the Premier League for the first time in years on the back of the Serb leading his players to a second place finish in the Championship.
Jokanovic took to Twitter to thank the fans and those at the club for their contribution this season, as he prepares to look for his next management role.
Thank you to Watford FC fans, players and staff for their support during this season... 1/2— Slavisa Jokanovic (@JokanovicSl) June 5, 2015
I'm proud to have had the chance to help put this club back where they truly deserve to be. I wish you all the best in the future. 2/2— Slavisa Jokanovic (@JokanovicSl) June 5, 2015
Jokanovic's last job before Watford saw him in charge of Hercules in La Liga, and despite links to Sunderland and Newcastle this summer by the Mail, the 46-year-old now looks to be leaving English football.