Watford are already promoted to the Premier League for next season, and the man who took them there – manager Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic – has still not been handed a new contract with his current contract running our in the summer, for a team he only joined in October.
Slavisa Jokanovic – 43 year-old Watford manager
There is an article in The Sun reporting that a new deal for the 46 year-old is not close according to Slavisa, and there is a chance that Jokanovic could join another club in the summer.
Since Newcastle cannot seem to do anything to save themselves from relegation, if Hull don’t beat Manchester United next Sunday we will still be a Premier League club next season, and we could go immediately and try to sign Slavisa Jokanovic up as the new head coach.
This delay in getting a new contract may even be pointing to other Premier League clubs already being interested in the former Yugoslavian International defensive midfielder, and both Newcastle and Sunderland were credited with an interest last week.
Whether relegated or not Newcastle need to appoint a new head coach early in the summer, and we need a good one as John Carver has shown the problems the club can get into when you appoint somebody who has little previous experience, and Carver could yet take Newcastle down,
Watford is the fifth club Slavisa has managed and the first one outside of his native Serbia, and he has done very well to get Watford promoted after joining the club two months into the season.
This is what the 46 year-old has told The Sun:
“We are not close but my first choice is to stay at Watford and I hope we reach an agreement soon,”
If the negotiations with Watford drag on after next Sunday, he’s likely to get more offers from Premier League clubs but it seems he is keen enough to stay with the Hornets.
He would be an excellent appointment as head coach at Newcastle United, and his win rate at over 58% at Watford and over 66% in his career.
John Carver’s win rate at Newcastle is 10.5% and his loss rate is a massive 68.4%.