Slavisa Jokanovic is set to hand Fulham a major boost by agreeing a two-contract extension at Craven Cottage, according to a report in the Daily Mirror this afternoon.

The Serbian head coach has transformed the west London side from perennial relegation candidates to genuine contenders for a Championship play-off place this season but his current deal expires in the summer. Jokanovic had been linked with potential moves to Malaga and Werder Bremen and there were suggestions that he was unhappy at the club’s failure to recruit further strikers in the January transfer window, but he is poised to commit his long-term future to Fulham.

Jokanovic, who guided Watford to promotion from the same division two years ago, recognises the importance of ending any idea about his future with the club preparing for a crucial run of games as his side tries to make up ground on the Championship’s top six. Fulham, who have been impressed with their head coach’s ability to integrate fourteen summer signings into a massively reshaped squad, are hoping to announce the news by the end of this week, according to Mirror football correspondent John Cross.

The Whites travel to Bristol City in a rearranged fixture tonight and head to Cardiff City on Saturday looking to maintain the league momentum they had built up prior to their FA Cup exit at the hands of Tottenham last weekend.