Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Sunderland are monitoring the situation of Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic, who is yet to agree a new deal at Vicarage Road despite achieving promotion to the top flight, reports the Daily Mail.
The Serbian’s current contract runs out next month and has yet to be offered a new deal despite leading the Hornets to the Premier League next season after finishing runners-up in the Sky Bet Championship.
The club are drawing up a list of potential players for life in the Premier League but are yet to discuss fresh terms with Jokanovic.
The situation has alerted both Sunderland and Newcastle, who are both considering employing a new manager in the summer.
Newcastle are still in the thick of a relegation battle in the Premier League and have already seen Derby County boss Steve McClaren turn down the offer to become their manager.
Real Madrid coach Paul Clement has also come under consideration for the St. James’ Park hotseat but relegation to the Championship would scupper their plans.
Sunderland aren’t entirely safe from the drop themselves but a win over Everton at the weekend has given them a boost.
Dick Advocaat is only on a contract until the end of the season at the Stadium of Light and West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is being considered for the job should he leave Upton Park at the end of the season.