Report: Reading interested in former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic

Fulham Manager Slavisa Jokanovic during the Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham v Sampdoria at the  EBB Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Aldershot, England.

Slavisa Jokanovic has earned promotion from the Championship with both Fulham and Watford but could he repeat the trick with Reading?

Slavisa Jokanovic, Manager of Fulham celebrates with the trophy following his sides victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on...

It is almost a month since Slavisa Jokanovic was sacked by Fulham, but could he be set for an immediate return to management?

According to the Mail (live blog, 12.19pm), Reading have put Jokanovic on their shortlist as they look for a coach capable of replacing Paul Clement at Molineux.

 

And it should be no surprise that the Serb is one of the Royals’ top targets. After all, Jokanovic led Fulham to the Premier League as recently as May, while bringing arguably the most exciting attacking football anywhere in the division to Craven Cottage.

The 50-year-old also guided Watford to promotion back in 2015, only to be replaced by Quique Sanchez Flores before the new Premier League season kicked off. So to say Jokanovic has a proven track record in England’s second tier would be an understatement.

Fulham Manager Slavisa Jokanovic during the Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham v Sampdoria at the  EBB Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Aldershot, England.

The Mail adds that Reading were hoping to appoint Luis Castro, who led Vitoria to fifth in the Primeira Liga last season despite barely spending a penny, but talks broke down on Monday evening.

Reading are also allegedly interested in the former Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce while Alan Pardew, who started his managerial career with the Royals 20 years ago, is under consideration.

24 Nov 1999:  Reading manager Alan Pardew during the Nationwide League Division Two match against Burnley at the Madjeski Stadium in Reading, England. The game ended goalless. \ Mandatory...

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