Slaviša Jokanović harbours no ill feeling towards Watford, and says he only looks back on his time at the club with fondness.
Our Head Coach led the Hornets to promotion during his solitary season at Vicarage Road, but parted ways that summer.
“Really, I am not upset,” he said when quizzed on his departure in his press conference ahead of our Saturday lunchtime meeting at Craven Cottage. “I’ve spoken so many times about this situation.
“They gave me an opportunity to work in this country. Fortunately for myself and this club we made a successful season, we got promoted to the Premier League. Then my contract ended.
“I wanted to stay in this place, I felt the club chose a different way for the future. I must accept this decision and when one door is closed, another is opened.
“You keep going, you continue working. I’m now in the same level as Watford, and thinking about this game we’re going to play against them.
“I always have great memories of Watford. I have great memories for this club, a lot of respect for this team and these fans of the club, and the owner.
“I had a really happy and successful time at this club, and all my memories are positive.”
Fulham will still be without a couple of First Teamers for the fixture, but there was better news regarding our 2017/18 Player of the Season who’s yet to feature in the current campaign.
“Still Tom Cairney and Neeskens Kebano are not available for the game,” Jokanović confirmed. “The good news for us is Tim Ream started working with us.
“He’s still not ready but it’s great news for the team, for myself, and for the supporters too.”