The man who broke the news of Jos Luhukay’s impending appointment as Sheffield Wednesday manager has suggested the Owls have spoken to Slavisa Jokanovic about succeeding the Dutchman.
Journalist Alan Nixon (whose Sun story from January can be read, here) claimed in his latest column for the Sun on Sunday that the Wednesday hierarchy have already held talks with Steve Bruce, the former Aston Villa boss, after calls to sack Luhukay amplified.
And asked on Twitter whether there has also been contact with Jokanovic, the Serbian dismissed by Fulham last month, Nixon replied: “Think that would be correct.”
According to the Yorkshire Post, Luhukay is set to be given at least one more game to save his job, with the Sheffield Wednesday owner, Dejphon Chansiri currently out of the country.
But both Jokanovic, who has achieved two promotions (with Watford and Fulham) one sixth-place finish (Fulham) in his three full seasons as a Championship boss, and Bruce, promoted twice with both Birmingham City and Hull City, would be seen as appealing appointments should the 55-year-old’s reign come to an end.
Jokanovic is rumoured to have been interviewed for the Wednesday vacancy in 2015, before Carlos Carvalhal’s arrival at Hillsborough.