Many Sheffield United fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that Slavisa Jokanovic has emailed all of the players to inform them that their reputations will count for little when it comes to fighting for their places in the team.
The Serbian is set to take pre-season training later on this week, with the players arriving initially tomorrow before Jokanovic jets in on Thursday.
A former promotion winner with Watford and Fulham, the 52-year-old will be widely expected to attempt to get the Blades back into the Premier League at the first attempt after taking on the role that was vacated by Chris Wilder.
Naturally the news of Jokanovic throwing down the gauntlet to his players didn’t long to reach the Bramall Lane faithful, who took to social media in their droves to react to the news.
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Here, we take a look at some of the best responses from the supporters on Twitter.
Face to Face on Thursday for me….not poxy emails….poor start that.
— Stupot. (@StuartSykes14) June 27, 2021
Love him already! They need to be up for it otherwise they’re off. So moose, up your game lad
— Callum Cutler (@calcutler) June 28, 2021
As does every new manager. "All clean slates"
— Paul Young (@Tearstain) June 27, 2021
Sounds legit pic.twitter.com/10ABkYDS9v
— SJRAWW (@edusporys) June 27, 2021
Don’t get too comfy boys!
— slippin jimmy mcgill (@dubblow7) June 27, 2021
This is exactly what we needed! A strong figure to make EVERY player feel like they have to audition for the club again
— Duke Caboom (@SheffUtd25) June 27, 2021
Text message better
— kirk wilson (@kirkyboy2012) June 27, 2021
Already got a lot of time for Slav https://t.co/exL3oqSOLI
— Dean jones (@Deeej_6) June 27, 2021
We knew he would be a proper boss. Shame the Wilder lost the plot, but I would take Slav. https://t.co/sRv7VEsPss
— MarcusRichardThrall (@seasideblade) June 27, 2021
Doesn’t he have WhatsApp or Snapchat? 😂 https://t.co/ZxvmsiTzIZ
— Claire (@CMcB_89) June 27, 2021