Jokanovic wants Fulham to spend after promotion triumph

Slavisa Jokanovic says Fulham will have to invest in their squad after winning promotion to the Premier League.

A 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final secured their return to the English top flight after an absence of four years.

The consistently entertaining football they have played since the Serbian’s appointment in 2015 has attracted many admirers and was again on display at Wembley, particularly when Ryan Sessegnon created Tom Cairney’s first-half goal.

“I personally must be satisfied. This is our project, this Fulham is my club, my staff,” said the Whites boss.

But he added: “We must adapt ourselves. We know what is ahead of us. The Premier League is the most competitive league and we must be clever.”

Fulham’s transfer dealings in January proved to be crucial, with Matt Targett and particularly striker Aleksandar Mitrović making a major impact since arriving on loan.

Jokanovic said: “That transfer window was successful and gave an important push for the team. We must show ambition to be a Premier League team, show ambition with transfer money too.

“We believe we can play this way, but we must know what characters and what players we need. We must try and dominate against teams we believe we can dominate.”