New Sheffield United coach Slavisa Jokanovic has revealed that he is ready for the challenge of taking the Blades back up to the Premier League. He got his first taste of the club when three thousand fans were present for their friendly against Doncaster. Jovanovic is set to face an even bigger crowd for their season opener at Bramall Lane. If he succeeds in taking them back to the Premier League, it will be his third promotion from the Championship after delivering Premier League football to Watford and Fulham.
“My attitude is: today I’m this coach but tomorrow I’ll be better, the next day, better,” Sheffield United head coach Slavisa Jokanovic said. “I’ve still got a huge gap ahead of me in terms of my knowledge.”
“I’ve made some business, I’ve finished some, I’ve started new, but I don’t look back at what happened [at other clubs]. I just look ahead. It’s time to open another page.” he added. “I know what the expectations are here. Ok, some of the fans at first might want to see if the new coach is tall, fat, thin but after, they want to see if Sheffield United can play good football and win the games. Let’s start.”
He believes that modern football demands quick results. A number of teams are looking at managers on a short-term basis as compared to previous years.
“It’s not just us, it’s happening around the world. I don’t come here for crying, I don’t come here asking for patience,” he added. “It’s a famous thing to say, ‘We need time’. OK, me and the coaching staff need time but I don’t ask of the supporters. They pay the tickets to enjoy the team and the victories. I know what the supporters want. Our job is to make them happy. That’s part of the deal.”