Slavisa Jokanovic appointed by Watford

Slavisa Jokanovic Watford

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Watford have confirmed they have appointed Slavisa Jokanovic as their new boss and he becomes their fourth in six weeks.

The Hornets, 11.00 to win the Championship, started the season with Beppe Sannino in charge but, despite their good start, he was replaced by former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia.

Garcia only lasted four weeks in the post after he resigned due to health reasons after being admitted to hospital just days after taking charge. Just eight days ago, the Championship side appointed Billy McKinlay and he took charge of two games and never tasted defeat.

The club are level on points with Norwich and Nottingham Forest and the pressure will be on Jokanovic to deliver. He won the Serbian league and cup on two occasions with Partizan Belgrade and also has coaching experience in Thailand, Bulgaria and Spain.

Speaking about the appointment, Watford owner Gino Pozzo said: “Our job is always to act in the best long-term interests of this football club. There can be no compromise on this – whatever the circumstances.

“I fully support and endorse the view from our technical staff that, given the talented squad which has been assembled and our position in the league, an experienced head coach with a winning pedigree is of primary importance to help ensure the success we are all striving for.

“The supporters of Watford have always been very understanding towards our project here and I am certain they will continue to do everything they can to support the new coach and his squad.”

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