Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Sheffield United striker Brian Deane believes his old side should be considering Slavisa Jokanovic for the job in the Bramall Lane dugout.
In their search to replace Chris Wilder, Sheffield United have narrowed down their shortlist to five names, but Jokanovic, 52, is not thought to be included despite being linked to the role.
Current caretaker manager Paul Heckingbottom, however, is one name that is currently being considered.
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Deane, though, thinks overlooking the former Fulham and Watford boss could be a mistake.
When asked by FFC if Sheffield United have missed a trick by not considering someone who has won Premier League promotion before, the retired Premier League footballer said:
“Yeah, possibly. I think that they needed to react before they have done because it’s like the club is just drifting now.
“I just hope they’ve got a plan in place, to be honest, but there just seems to be a lack of direction right now.”
Given that Jokanovic has taken both Fulham and Watford from the Championship to the Premier League in the past, he certainly looked like a safe bet for Sheffield United.
It seems, however, that the Blades want to go down another route in their quest to make a quick return to English football’s top division.