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Shock new name in frame from Chelsea job

With news of Premier League managerial appointments dominating the headlines again today, there is a new shock name in the frame to take over from Antonio Conte as Chelsea boss.

According to a report in the Daily Express, Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is now seen as a viable candidate by the Stamford Bridge clubs board.

The 49-year-old has guided the Cottagers to the Championship play off final this weekend against Aston Villa, and the former Serbia international has won many admirers for the slick attacking football he promotes.

Jokanovic played for Chelsea between 2000-2002 and Fulham are said to be aware of their West London neighbours interest in their manager and are urging him to sign a new contract.

Despite guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title last season and the FA Cup this, current Blues boss Antonio Conte is widely expected to depart Stamford Bridge in the coming days.

Odds on Jokanovic replacing the Italian have been slashed in the last 48 hours, although Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri and former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique are still the main favourites.

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