By Wayne Veysey

13th May, 2021 | 11:38am

Sources: Ex-Fulham boss Jokanovic undergoes Sheffield United interview

Ex-Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has been interviewed for the Sheffield United job, Football Insider has learned.

The 52-year-old has emerged as one of the top candidates to take over at Bramall Lane following Chris Wilder’s departure in March.

A United source has told Football Insider that Jokanovic has been interviewed with a view to managing the Blades next season.

Paul Heckingbottom has been on caretaker duty for Sheffield United since Wilder’s exit but failed to prevent the Yorkshire side from suffering relegation.

The Blades have lost seven of the eight games of which Heckingbottom has been in charge.

The next permanent manager will be tasked with promotion in his first season, with the club desperate to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

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Jokanovic is currently managing in Qatar with Al-Gharafa SC but his contract is up at the end of June.

He has been at the club since July 2019 and has won 25 of his 53 games in charge.

Born in Novi Sad, Serbia, Jokanovic is best known for his time at Fulham between 2015 and 2018.

He led the Cottagers to promotion in the 2017-18 campaign via the Championship play-offs but was sacked just three months into the subsequent Premier League campaign.

The Serbian won 63 of his 144 games in charge of Fulham at a points-per-game average of 1.56.

He has also managed Watford, Maccabi Tel Aviv and FK Partizan Belgrade since he retired from his playing career in 2004.

In other news, Paddy Kenny verdict on Premier League club hiring ‘perfect’ Wilder after Sky update.