Slavisa Jokanovic would want a major overhaul of the Middlesbrough squad, if he becomes the next manager at the Riverside Stadium, according to the Northern Echo.
Middlesbrough are looking for a new manager after parting company with Tony Pulis’ last month, after the club failed to make the play-offs in the Championship.
Jokanovic has held formal talks with the Boro hierarchy over becoming the next manager at the Riverside, but his financial demands could make his appointment difficult.
The Northern Echo are reporting that the Serbian is planning a complete overhaul of the current Middlesbrough squad, which therefore is likely to involve a number of high-profile signings.
Boro are expected to face a difficult summer in the transfer market, with no more parachute payments from the Premier League and this will obviously have an affect on how much money the new boss can spend.
Jokanovic is a vastly experienced manager, having won promotion to the Premier League twice in his career with both Watford and Fulham.
He would be a good appointment for Middlesbrough, although the club may not be able to meet his latest demands.
Boro will want to avoid breaching the EFL’s Financial Fair Play regulations, so would not be able to spend too much money in the transfer market this summer, making a squad overhaul very difficult.