Born: Novi Sad, Serbia, 16 August 1968

Position: Defensive midfielder


Managerial career: 27 December 2015-14 November 2018

Games managed: 145

Games won: 64

Games drawn: 36

Games lost: 45

Win percentage: 44.14%

Honours: EFL Championship play-offs winner (2018).

Slavisa Jokanovic pulled off the masterstroke of transforming Championship also rans in the division’s most stylish side in the space of eighteen months by championing creativity and making a series of shrewd signings as well as placing particular faith in the prodigiously talented Ryan Sessegnon. Fulham were unfortunate not to get to Wembley via the play-offs in 2017, falling in a tight semi-final at Reading, and looked to well out of the promotion picture the following year until an astonishing 23-match unbeaten run almost saw them go up automatically. Despite Aleksandar Mitrovic’s goals, Fulham had to go through the play-offs and triumphed over Aston Villa in a tense final after overcoming Derby County at Craven Cottage. Jokanovic deserved more than to become the fall guy for Fulham’s scattergun spending following that magical day at Wembley – but he accepted his sacking with incredibly good grace.