25 Nov

Sheffield United set to move on from Slavisa Jokanovic

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Sheffield United are set to announce the departure of manager Slavisa Jokanovic after just six months in the role, the PA news agency understands.

The Blades, relegated from the Premier League last season, sit 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table and Jokanovics exit is expected to be confirmed on Thursday.

Jokanovic, 53, became the Blades first overseas manager in May when installed as Chris Wilders permanent replacement.

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The Serbian won promotion to the top flight with his previous English clubs Watford and Fulham, but has won only six of his 19 league games since taking over at Bramall Lane.

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

Their hopes of an immediate return to the Premier League have been dwindling by the week, with Jokanovics side losing eight Championship matches.

Jokanovic signed a three-year deal to succeed Wilder, who had departed the previous March with the Blades lying bottom of the Premier League.

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