By Paddy Kenny

23rd Jun, 2021 | 8:47am

Paddy Kenny: 'Big changes' coming at Sheffield United amid key Jokanovic development

Slavisa Jokanovic can enact “big changes” at Sheffield United as soon as he arrives at the club on 1st July.

That is according to ex-Blades goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Star reportedly revealed the new Bramall Lane boss’s start date on 15th June.

His contract with Qatari club Al-Gharafa expires on 31st June and it understood he will come straight to the South Yorkshire club thereafter.

The 52-year-old Serb’s appointment was confirmed by United on 27th May.

He replaces interim manager Paul Heckingbottom who took over from Chris Wilder following his departure from the club in March.

Kenny insists that the new boss’s early arrival will give him greater scope to make sweeping adjustments at the recently-relegated club.

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“I think it’s great,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“He’ll get to Sheffield United, take some time to get to know the place, get to know the club.

“Then he’ll get down to work and assess what he’s got and what he needs to get rid of.

“I think it’s a great move and as soon as he starts working that will give him the advantage in terms of the time he has to prepare.

“There will be some big changes and he can come in and assess who we need and who’s going to go.

Jokanovic has experience managing in the Championship with Watford and Fulham.

He won promotion with both clubs in 2015 and 2018 respectively.

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