Slavisa Jokanovic leaving Fulham hasn’t been a source of outright joy for Fulham fans.
With the club at the bottom of the table, although still only three points away from Crystal Palace and Southampton in 16th and 17th, there was clearly a feeling at the club that something needed to be done.
The most damning aspect of it all for the Serbian was goals conceded. With the opposition finding the back of Fulham’s net on 31 occasions in 12 Premier League games, there’s a clear need to tighten up at the back.
At the other end they’ve scored 11 goals so far and five of those have come from Aleksandar Mitrovic, who helped the club gain Premier League promotion last season.
For the Serbian striker it’s particularly upsetting to see the back of his compatriot, and and he’s been speaking to the media in his own country whilst away on international duty.
Mondo quote Mitrovic as saying: “It’s bad news for me, since everyone knows what impact he had on me and on my career in the previous year – and the year after. He did a lot for my career, we heard yesterday, I can say that it is heavier for me.”
The Fulham player has no doubt his former manager will quickly find a new job and won’t have to take a prolonged enforced holiday.
On new manager Claudio Ranieri, Mitrovic said: “He has a lot of experience, he won the Premier League with Leicester and worked at big clubs. I’m happy to get to know him and I hope he will help us get out of the crisis.”