Khan Plays Down Jokanovic Speculation

Khan Plays Down Jokanovic Speculation

Fulham owner Shahid Khan has played down reports that claim he is close to sacking boss Slavisa Jokanovic. The Cottagers dropped into the bottom three on Saturday following the 4-2 defeat to fellow promoted side Cardiff City.

Fulham have lost the last three games in the Premier League and Jokanovic’s men have struggled at the back. They have already conceded 25 goals in the first nine games but Khan insists the reports he is ready to dispense with the coach are “fictional”.

He has released his programme notes ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Bournemouth and has backed Jokanovic in them.

“Slavisa’s record shows he has always led FFC admirably when the stakes are at their highest, and with 29 matches still to play in the league – three quarters of the campaign still ahead – I am sure the same will hold true this season,” Khan said.

“As for the sensational and fictional headlines related to Slavisa this week, I’m equal parts amused, astonished and disappointed. I ask you not to believe everything you read. Or, in this case, don’t believe anything you read.”