West Ham may have picked up a crucial three points last weekend against Swansea City but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Slaven Bilic’s future remains uncertain, as the Hammers have endured a disastrous campaign in their maiden season in the London Stadium, and numerous links have arisen surrounding potential replacements.
A surprise name linked with succeeding Bilic in East London was raised this week, with reports stating the Hammers were eyeing Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic.
However, the play-off chasing side’s manager has made it clear he will not be moving to West Ham with quotes published by GetWestLondon.
“This is only rumours and we are now in a crucial moment of the competition and I don’t have time for thinking about different teams.”
“I’m only thinking about my team and I am fully concentrated and motivated for the push with my players for fighting with the targets. For all the Championship coaches this can be a natural step for another things.”
“I have my problems and West Ham have problems to resolve in this moment, in front of them is a fantastic man and a fantastic coach and I don’t have any info they are keen for changing the manager.
“This info that is passed around about me in this moment is not important, it’s important what is in my head about the job that is front of us. I am not thinking about far future I am thinking about the immediate future and what is in front of us which is the Norwich game.”
“I am absolutely committed, always, I will repeat that I have a year and a half on my contract with Fulham – I am happy with my club and I will push hard to be a Premier League coach with Fulham in the future either in a few months or a little bit longer.”
West Ham fans may be pleased by this news as Jokanovic isn’t really the calibre of manager they would want to move the club forward, especially as he’s only been in his role with Fulham for 15 months.