This Top Coach Still Available – Will Newcastle Make A Move?

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

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%.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    May 17, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Carver will be our head coach next season. whether we get relegated or stay up

  • sparky55

    May 17, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #2

    ED MAN…FCUK OFF WILL YA…Why would anyone with an ounce of talent and nous want to come here and why speculate who we’re going to go after when it’s obvious we can’t until we know what division we’re playing in

    Lets talk about the really important issue here…getting your fat cnut of a sponsor out of our club

  • north_country_boy

    May 17, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #3

    From previous post…can’t keep up with Ed!: Not sure how much everyone has realised but today’s Man U v Arsenal match could be a huge one for us. If Arsenal win then they are pretty much guaranteed to finish 3rd (will be if they beat the Mackems mid week as well) and if that happens Man U can’t finish anywhere but 4th so there’s the possibility of easing off next week against Hull (helping out old boy Bruce?) so we really need a Man U victory today to make sure 3rd place is still up for grabs next weekend! Obviously a win for us next week and none of this matters but I’m afraid that W word has been lost in our vocabulary now so need to pull in all favours from elsewhere! Get your red shirts on today….UNITED!!!!

  • bobby mango

    May 17, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Carver disgusts me. Anything to take the blame but himself – the players, the fans, but not him

  • John Tudor

    May 17, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #5

    hear hear sparky
    carver remains 1st div here we come

  • Bambams

    May 17, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Ash will only leave if we are in the Championship for two or three years.

    He needs sd to be shown all over the world. That was the reason he wanted to buy us according to Sir John Hall .

    If we survive it will be bare minimum spend, Carvs will have his ‘tools’ ….. another relegation fight. Ash has his money back in other ways but the greedy man will still want the loans paid back as he flies off …eventually!

    Club is rotten to the core, players don’t want to know and coaches look after their own salaries by being ‘Yes Men’

    Rant over

  • spitfire_

    May 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #7

    So, Ed… every one coach is a top, eh? Compared to Carver yes, but otherwise?


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