SHEFFIELD UNITED have appointed Championship specialist Slavisa Jokanovic as their new manager.
The 52-year-old has penned a three-year deal at the Blades following their relegation to the second tier.Slavisa Jokanovic has signed a three-year deal to join Sheffield United[/caption]
The club had been searching for a new gaffer to replace Chris Wilder following his sacking in March.
Paul Heckingbottom had taken temporary charge for the final 10 matches of the season.
Jokanovic has already achieved promotion from the Championship on two occasions with Watford and Fulham and will be tasked with making it a hat-trick.
The Serbian said: “I’m honoured to become the manager of this historic football club and I’m grateful to Prince Abdullah bin Mosa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Yusuf Giansiracusa and Stephen Bettis for trusting in me to start this new chapter for the Blades.
“We all share the same long-term vision, passion and ambition for Sheffield United.
“I’m excited to work in English football again and I’m looking forward to getting started with the players and staff, as well as meeting our passionate, loyal supporters as we prepare for the challenge in the Championship.
“I want to assure our amazing fans that we’re fully committed to helping the team achieve its goals and make you feel proud.
“With your support, we can make Bramall Lane a fortress and I have no doubt that your voice will make a big difference to the team after so long without you last season.
“Let’s work together to get Sheffield United back to where the club belongs.”
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After leaving Fulham in 2018, Jokanovic headed to Qatar to manage Al-Gharafa.
Owner Prince Abdullah added of the appointment: “Over the past two months, the club has undertaken a rigorous recruitment process in our search for the right person to take Sheffield United forward.
“We’ve been keenly conscious of the importance of this decision and therefore have considered many strong candidates and have undertaken thorough due diligence.
“After an exhaustive evaluation, it was evident that Slavisa was the man we needed at the helm.”
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