Reading Football Club are not looking at former Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic to become the club’s new manager, according to Football London journalist Jonathan Low.
Reports from The Daily Mail’s live transfer blog on Tuesday afternoon (12:19pm) claimed that the Royals were interested in appointing the 50-year old as the club’s new manager, after Paul Clement was sacked last week.
But Low, despite speculation linking the former Fulham manager with the vacant role at the Madejski Stadium, has played down these rumours on his personal Twitter page.
I understand there is no substance to the Jokanovic to #readingfc speculation. That rumour can be put to one side!
— Jonathan Low (@jonathanl50) December 13, 2018
Jokanovic would be seen as the perfect appointment for many Reading fans – he led Fulham to promotion to the Premier League last season, playing some fantastic football in the process, and has also been successful at Championship level before with Watford.
Reading are in need of a lift to say the least – the Royals sit in the relegation zone having won just 4 out of 21 league games this season, and sit one point adrift of safety.
This is a huge blow for Reading – from my point of view, Jokanovic should be their number one target and Reading should be doing everything they can to get him to join. He’s been successful at this level before playing some beautiful football along the way, and would definitely turn the tide around at the Madejski.