Slavisa Jokanovic feels his first win as Fulham boss is just around the corner.
The Serbian head coach was in confident mood ahead of Saturday’s local derby with Queen’s Park Rangers despite losing four of his first six games in charge at Craven Cottage.
He said: “I can speak about time, processes, players and many things but the most important thing is results. We are going in the right direction and I believe we have done important things in the days behind us.”
Fulham have won just one of their last 15 games in the Championship and have slipped from mid-table to 19th, four points above the relegation zone.
“My obligation is to try to find a solution to the situations and the only way to do that is by working on the pitch and in the office,” added Jokanovic. “I think about football all the time to try to find a solution for my team. We need to keep going and be brave in all situations.”
Jokanovic will be up against a familiar face at the weekend with Rangers managed by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who helped the Serbian settle in England after he moved to Chelsea from Spain in 2000.
“Jimmy was a very important person in my first experiences here in England,” he said. “I spoke with him in Spanish as that is my second language. He helped me so much and I have a good friendship with him. We used to play cards on the bus so I might have a bet with him on the game.
“I spoke with him last year when he started coaching in England and he was very excited to have the chance. In a short time he has made important steps.”