EVERY NOW AND THEN
Slavisa Jokanovic is about to be sacked by Sheffield United after just six months.
The Serbian has replaced Chris Wilder as full-time coach after being relegated from the Premier League.
But with the Blades 16th in the Championship, Jokaonovic is 8 points behind Man United when above the relegation zone and 8 points behind the final play-off position.
U23s manager Paul Heckingbottom will take over on Sunday against Bristol City for a second caretaker after starting 11 games after Wilder left the field.
And Heckingbottom will have a chance to bet on the spot, with former Norwich and Preston manager Alex Neil also weighing in.
Tuesday’s win over Reading – where centre-back John Fleck was taken to hospital after collapsing – was Sheffield United’s sixth win in 19 games.
Jokanovic, who won promotion to Prem with Watford and Fulham, left Qatar’s Al-Gharafa team in May and was tasked with getting back into the top flight in no time.
Coming after Heckingbotton’s stint at the end of last season, United had lost as many games – eight games – they lost.
And while relegated teams Fulham and West Brom are on the upswing, the South Yorkshire club have endured a serious fatigue since relegation to the Championship.
Despite selling Aaron Ramsdale for £30m to Arsenal, the Blades have kept the bulk of the squad but have struggled to achieve consistency.
Jokanovic, 53, is said to have been frustrated with the club’s summer transfer business, as only four players were signed – all on loan – and the Serb failed to get two. the winger he craves.
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