Jokanovic to give ’em Wat four

Midweek Sport - - ON THE NOSE -

EX-CHELSEA mid­fielder Slav­isa Jokanovic has be­come Wat­ford’s FOURTH man­ager of the sea­son, bring­ing Billy McKin­lay’s reign to an end after only eight days.

McKin­lay re­placed Os­car Gar­cia at the end of Septem­ber after the for­mer Brighton boss, who had him­self re­placed Giuseppe San­nino, had a health scare.

Hor­nets owner Gino Pozzo has dis­pensed with McKin­lay after just TWO GAMES be­cause he feels he needs a man­ager with a proven track record.

Ex­plain­ing the decision to hire 46-year-old Ser­bian Jokanovic (above), Pozzo said: “Our job is al­ways to act in the best long-term in­ter­ests of the club. There can be no com­pro­mise on this.

“Given the tal­ented squad which has been as­sem­bled and our po­si­tion in the league, a head coach with a win­ning pedi­gree is of pri­mary im­por­tance to help en­sure suc­cess.

“The fans have al­ways been very un­der­stand­ing to­wards our project and I am cer­tain they will do ev­ery­thing they can to support the new coach.”

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