25 Nov

Sheff Utd confirm Jokanovic departure, Heckingbottom new boss

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Sheffield United have parted ways withSlavisa Jokanovic and appointedPaul Heckingbottom as the club’s new manager.

Heckingbottom, who took over from Chris Wilder last season on an interim basis, has signed a new contract which will run to the end of the 2025/26 season.

It was reported on Thursday morning thatJokanovic would leave the Blades with a replacement already lined up.

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United, relegated from the Premier League last season, sit 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table.

The Blades won their first league game in five attempts on Tuesday night, 1-0 at Reading, and are eight points adrift of the play-off places.

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READ MORE: Wasteful West Brom top Championship losers list

A club statement read: Following several months of strategic planning and a lacklustre start to the season, the board decided that a change was in the best long-term interests of the club.”

The new boss, Paul Heckingbottom. pic.twitter.com/2EDz61lsiq

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— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) November 25, 2021

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