'Derail Fulham's season' - Aston Villa fans wants Southampton to hire Jokanovic

Slavisa Jokanovic, Manager of Fulham looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage on March 6, 2018 in London, England.

Aston Villa fans hope that Southampton appoint Slavisa Jokanovic after sacking Mauricio Pellegrino and derail Fulham's promotion hopes.

Mauricio Pellegrino, Manager of Southampton looks dejected after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

Southampton are on the hunt for a new manager following the sacking of Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday (March 12) after a run of just one win in 17 Premier League matches.

Their latest result was a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United which leaves the Saints just one point outside the relegation zone with eight matches left to play.

Slavisa Jokanovic, Manager of Fulham looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage on March 6, 2018 in London, England.

Speculation has already started about who will succeed Pellegrino at St Mary's, with the Daily Mail claiming Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is among those being considered.

Having guided the Cottagers to the playoffs last season Jokanovic is having another impressive campaign in the Championship this time around, currently on a 15-match unbeaten run in the league (winning 12 and drawing three) after beating Preston North End 2-1 at the weekend.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebratres after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage on March 6, 2018 in...

This excellent form has moved the West London club into fourth place in the second tier of English football, one point behind third-placed Aston Villa and five off Cardiff City and the automatic promotion spots.

Villa themselves have also been impressing and are on a 13-game unbeaten stretch themselves, which is why many fans of the Birmingham club are hoping that Jokanovic leaves Craven Cottage to move to Hampshire.

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