Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic could soon earn the unwanted distinction of being the first Premier League manager to lose his job this season.
That is according to The Daily Mirror who report that the 50-year old Serb is under pressure following Saturday’s 4 – 2 defeat away at Cardiff which saw the West London side drop into the bottom three.
Of particular concern to the club’s hierarchy has been the regularity with which Fulham have shipped goals, conceding 12 in their last three Premier League goals, and 21 in all so far this season.
All of this is a far cry with the praise heaped on Jokanovic last season, when he led Fulham back to the Premier League after a 4-year absence.
However, despite spending more than £100 million on new players in the summer, signing the likes of Jean-Michaël Seri, Aleksandr Mitrovic, and André Schűrrle, they have struggled to adapt to life back in the top flight.
Next up in the Premier League is a home tie with Bournemouth followed by a trip to Huddersfield. How the team performs in those two fixtures could have a decisive impact on Jokanovic’s Fulham fate.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.