Fulham remain keen on Slavisa Jokanovic

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Despite bringing in Stuart Gray, Cottagers are still looking for a more permanent solution to head coach role

Fulham are still looking beyond Stuart Gray for their head coach role with Slavisa Jokanovic their number one target, HITC Sport understands.

Chief football officer Mike Rigg has struggled to find a replacement for Kit Symons and has appointed Gray 'until further notice'.

But whilst Gray is now overseeing first team duties, HITC Sport has been told by sources that they still want Jokanovic.

The former Watford boss is currently in charge of Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv, who bowed out of the Champions League this week - making it somewhat easier to prise away.

Fulham have already been rebuffed by Jokanovic due to their offers being below his expectations but they are set to go back this week with a deal which could see the former Chelsea man return to West London.

A Maccabi source confirmed to HITC Sport: "Fulham remain very interested and they know he is willing to work under their current regime and his track record is excellent, they feel he could be ideal for them."

Jokanovic guided Watford to Premier League promotion last season, and his stock is still very high in England, and it is believed he would like the chance to work in this country again.

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