Karanka recently joined the Nottingham Forest on a two-and-a-half year deal following the departure of the seemingly popular Mark Warburton.
Karanka has experience in obtaining promotion from the Championship, having guided Middlesbrough to automatic promotion before leaving the Teesside club last term, and Jokanovic has admitted he is a big fan of the Spaniard.
“He’s a quality manager, a manager who has experience of being promoted with Boro,” Jokanovic told Fulham’s official website. “He’s a great man. They’re not a team yet, they’re still building something new.”
Forest have made a somewhat inconsistent start under Karanka, putting on an excellent display as they defeated table-toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers - only to lose their next league game 3-0 at home to Preston North End.
Nottingham Forest had a positive transfer window, with six new arrivals, yet Karanka will be aware that it may take a few weeks for his new recruits to settle at the club.
Fulham head into the fixture as clear favourites, however, after winning their past four league games.