Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has played down the significance of owner Shahid Khan’s recent show of support. Pressure has been starting to grow on Jokanovic following his side’s disastrous 4-2 defeat at the hands of struggling Cardiff City in the Premier League on Saturday.
Khan has since come out and backed his man to turn things around, as other managers have been linked with the job ahead of their encounter with Bournemouth this weekend.
Before travelling to Cardiff, Jokanovic insisted he felt no need to seek assurances about his future, and when asked about Khan’s comments on Thursday, he told reporters: “It’s great. (But) generally I’m not the kind of person who needs a shoulder for support.
“I am calm, I do my work and live in the present but they are great words from the owner’s side.
“I don’t live on rumours because they are simply not true. In the end I try to be focused on my work. I know we have an important challenge in my hands and I am focused on looking for improvement in the team and that’s it.
“I don’t know if it’s important or not. I have a personal and professional relationship with him but he wants to win. It’s very kind on the owner’s side but I’m not the kind of person who needs this kind of support. I know what my job is. I want to make him and the supporters satisfied.
“We started more or less the same way last season and found a way to find confidence and start playing better football. We can’t compare one season with another.
“Seasons are full of good and less good afternoons. We are still looking for a way to adapt ourselves. When we find a way our mood will be better.”