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19th Apr, 2017 | 9:23am

Richard Keys: This 48-year-old could be the West Ham manager next season

By Amir Mir

Richard Keys has claimed that Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic could be the West Ham manager next season.

Former Sky Sports presenter Keys stated that the highly-rated 48-year-old will be working in the Premier League next term “one way or the other”.

Jokanovic’s Championship team currently occupy a play-off place, knowing maximum points from their remaining three matches will help them secure a top six spot.

They are one place and level on points with seventh-placed Leeds in the table as the promotion race is set to go to the wire.

Hammers manager Slaven Bilic has come under fire during this campaign and Keys made this claim on his personal Twitter account.

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“I suspect Slavisa Jokanovic will be working in the Premier League one way or the other next season,” said Keys. “If not with Fulham then West Ham.”

Since moving to the London Stadium at the start of the season, West Ham have struggled to find any form or rhythm for the most of their campaign.

They have suffered heavy defeats, particularly, on home soil and have flirted with relegation on many occasions.

Bilic’s side are nine points from safety and have picked up four points from their last two matches after going on a five-match losing streak.

Prior to their 2-2 draw against rock-bottom Sunderland at the weekend, they secured a much-needed three points at relegation-threatened Swansea to ease their own relegation fears.

There could be the possibility that Jokanovic’s free-scoring Fulham side could be playing the Irons next season if they can secure promotion via the play-offs.

In other West Ham news, an emphatic decision has been made after Slaven Bilic had a blazing row with this senior player. 

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