New coach Jokanovic worth the wait for yellow-and-blue

It took longer than Maccabi Tel Aviv had hoped, but the wait to bring in a new coach ultimately proved worthwhile after the yellow-and-blue got its man, signing Serbian Slavisa Jokanovic.

The 46-year-old led Watford to English Premier League promotion last season, but his contract was not renewed, with the Hornets reportedly refusing to meet his demands for a £1.2 million pay rise.

Jokanovic was linked with moves to Sunderland and Newcastle, but missed out on both jobs and chose to accept Maccabi’s offer estimated at 800,000 euros per season, not including a hefty one million euro bonus for Champions League group stage qualification.


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