Jokanovic in contract talks as Malaga eye Fulham boss

Fulham: Slavisa Jokanovic.

Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic is wanted by Spanish club Malaga.

Jokanovic, 48, is in discussions over a new contract at Craven Cottage, where his current deal is due to expire at the end of the season.

Malaga this week placed Marcelo Romero at the helm following the departure of former Tottenham boss Juande Ramos.

But the La Liga outfit have Jokanovic in their sights to take over in the summer.

The former Watford boss left Maccabi Tel Aviv for west London a year ago, when Fulham were 18th in the Championship table.

They initially continued to struggle, finishing in 20th place, and West London Sport revealed in August that Jokanovic was at odds with the Fulham hierarchy over the club’s transfer policy, which he later confirmed.

But the Whites have enjoyed an encouraging season under him so far, seemingly strengthening his position.

Jokanovic’s side are eighth in the table ahead of Friday evening’s game against Reading, just four points away from the play-off places.