Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bigger Talks Beckon after Jokanovic's Chat with Elton

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bigger Talks Beckon after Jokanovic's Chat with Elton

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Byline: Julian Bennetts

SLAVISA JOKANOVIC has had a strange week.

When not fielding calls from Sir Elton John he has been trying to find the right combination of flights to ensure his family, who live in Madrid, can be part of Watford's promotion party at Vicarage Road tomorrow.

Then there has been the task of ensuring his players remain focused on the victory they need to be crowned champions and the more thorny issue of working out a time to sit down with the club's owners to discuss his future.

Jokanovic's contract as head coach expires after tomorrow's game against Sheffield Wednesday and although he wants to stay, the Pozzo family must convince him of their ambitions.

"This life is not romantic and we must make steps for what we believe is important for this club," was his rather ominous take yesterday when asked whether he and his squad would be around next season. The quality of his work cannot be underestimated and Watford royalty have recognised that. …

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