Jokanović's Contract Extension
Thursday 23 February 2017 17:00
Fulham Football Club is delighted to announce that Slaviša Jokanović has today signed a contract extension to remain as Head Coach at the Club until 2019.
Slaviša joined Fulham in December 2015 from Maccabi Tel Aviv, and ensured the Club maintained its imperative Sky Bet Championship status that season.
During the summer of 2016, under the leadership of Tony Khan, the squad was entirely rebuilt bringing in 14 new players and releasing many of those that Slaviša inherited on arrival. With this newly assembled team, he began the 2016/17 season developing his philosophy of playing an attractive style of football synonymous with his previous teams.
A firm fans’ favourite for the attacking, passing style of play, his time at Fulham so far has marked the beginning of a turnaround in the Club’s fortunes with a Top Six finish the ambition for the end of the current campaign. Victory against higher league opposition in The FA Cup, and resounding wins against Reading and Huddersfield at the Cottage has resulted in increasing crowds and a resounding sense of optimism returning to the banks of the Thames.
This afternoon Slaviša Jokanović said: ‘I have made no secret of my desire to stay at Fulham and to continue the project that we have started. This is a fantastic Club full of history and tradition and I am proud to be part of that and hopefully to add a little to the story.
‘We have a squad of young and talented players, all eager to play their part, and as we grow together I know that there is much more to come. We’ve built an identity our fans can relate to which has brought us closer to our targets, which is exciting for the future of the Club and for those fans who deserve to see the good times of elite football being played back at the Cottage again.’
Tony Khan added:
‘My No. 1 priority for months has been working toward an extension that keeps Slav at Fulham. I’m personally and professionally thrilled that we have an agreement with Slav and I know Fulham supporters are right there with me.
‘Slav has been sensational for Fulham but he’s far from satisfied, and that’s just the ambition and direction we need to reach our goals. I look forward to working with Slav and a bright future for our Club.’