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49-year-old coy on future as Chelsea speculation circulates

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Slavisa Jokanovic has played down speculation linking him to the Chelsea job, as he focuses on Fulham’s play-off final.  

Reports from the Evening Standard have confirmed that Jokanovic has emerged as a potential candidate to replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, with the Italian rumoured to be on his way out.

Jokanovic played for Chelsea between 2000 and 2002, and is now on the club’s radar after an impressive spell in charge of Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship.

When quizzed about Chelsea’s interest in appointing him, Jokanovic refused to shift his focus beyond Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa at Wembley.

The 49-year-old told the Guardian: “I have a contract and that’s it. I am not thinking about the future. This game is so huge I don’t know what I am going to do on Sunday morning.”

Jokanovic has led Fulham to back-to-back play-off appearances in the Championship, with his side now just 90 minutes away from a Premier League return.

Fulham will take on Villa on Saturday afternoon, with the winner set to join Wolves and Cardiff City in the Premier League.

Saturday will be the first time in 43 years that a Fulham side have played at Wembley.

The Verdict  

As expected, Jokanovic has remained coy on his long-term plans, which is understandable ahead of such a crucial game this weekend.

Few can argue with the job the Serbian has done at Craven Cottage, with Fulham playing an exciting brand of football and deserving of a place in the Premier League.

Chelsea are sure to be casting a watchful eye over Saturday’s play-off final. 

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