West Brom reportedly stalling Slavisa Jokanovic, Celtic should consider him

Slavisa Jokanovic the head coach

West Bromwich Albion may not be appointing Slavisa Jokanovic after all.

Slavisa Jokanovic the head coach

Both Celtic and West Bromwich Albion are in the market for managers, having seen their bosses depart in very different circumstances.

Celtic lost Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City last month, whilst West Brom sacked Darren Moore despite sitting fourth in the Championship table.

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Whilst Celtic have brought in Neil Lennon as their interim boss, West Brom are still weighing up their options ahead of a permanent appointment, with one manager wanted by both.

 

The Express and Star note that West Brom want Preston's Alex Neil, with the Daily Mail claiming Celtic are also keen – but the Bhoys should pursue another Baggies target.

The report about West Brom's interest in Neil states that the club are stalling on a move for Slavisa Jokanovic, with concerns about him needing time to implement his style.

That delay should give Celtic the incentive to enter the race for Jokanovic, with the Serbian representing a real candidate for the Bhoys job, contending with Neil Lennon.

Fulham's Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic arrives for the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on November 11,...

50-year-old Jokanovic has experience taking a side through the Champions League qualifiers in Maccabi Tel-Aviv, whilst he also has three league titles and two promotions on his CV.

Jokanovic played a sensational brand of football at Fulham last season, and whilst there were defensive concerns this term, much of that was down to trying to gel a host of deadline day signings together.

As far as available managers go, Jokanovic is one of the most attractive options out there, and the Serbian would bring a similar style to Rodgers, easing the transition for the Celtic squad – and with West Brom unsure, Jokanovic should be on the Celtic radar for a potential summer move.

Fulham's Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield in Liverpool, north west...

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