Jokanovic dismisses reports he could quit Fulham


Slavisa Jokanovic praised Fulham’s players after their EFL Cup win against Middlesbrough and dismissed reports he could quit because of a row over transfers.

West London Sport recently revealed that head coach Jokanovic is at odds with the Fulham hierarchy over the club’s transfer policy.

He subsequently confirmed those tensions, admitting his frustration at not having control over signings.

That prompted speculation that the Serbian could be prepared to walk away from Craven Cottage.

But he said: “I never have any plan for leaving. If I complain about something it is because I want the best for my team and the supporters.

“I was very clear when I explained my opinion about this situation and I am in the same position – I still believe we need more people.

“I want to be successful. I think that’s very important for the club.”

Lasse Vigen Christensen scored an extra-time winner to knock out Premier League side Boro and secure a home tie against Bristol City.

The 2-1 victory also means Fulham are unbeaten after their opening six matches of the season.

“I have to be proud that we showed quality, showed the right spirit and the right character,” Jokanovic said.

“I’m proud of how we were fighting. We showed we are a united group and at this moment that is probably the best news for us.”