Slavisa Jokanovic has described his appointment as the new Fulham head coach as ‘a very important job’ and says he hopes to with the London club for ‘a very long time’.

Jokanovic’s first comments after his move from Maccabi Tel Aviv was confirmed came in a hastily convened press conference that followed their league victory this evening. He told the assembled media:

I am grateful for both clubs, Maccabi and Fulham as well especially Maccabi who cared about my personal needs. I enjoyed my 6 months here in Tel Aviv. We qualified for the Champions League and we are halfway there for this season.

I apologize to the Maccabi supporters and I see that they are the most loyal fans, one of the most amazing I’ve seen in my football career. This made the games I played here at Bloomfield and on Europe great and I enjoyed the city of Tel Aviv. I want to thank all of the people here in Israel including the press and friends that I’ve made during my time.

There’s a very important job in London coming up with Fulham and I am looking for stability and I hope to be there a very long time