Despite guiding Watford to the Premier League, Jokanovic on the way out

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What do you have to do to keep a job as a soccer manager?

Despite guiding Watford to their first promotion to the Premier League since 2007, it seems likely that Slavisa Jokanovic will not be in charge of the Hornets for the 2015-16 season.

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Does it comes as a surprise? Bit of both.

46-year-old Jokanovic, who is now out of contract, led Watford to second-place in the Championship this season and automatic promotion to the PL but the former Yugoslavia international was also their fourth manager of the campaign after taking charge last October.

Beppe Sannino started the season in charge of Watford but was replaced by Oscar Garcia in August. Garcia resigned 27 days later citing health reasons and his replacement, Billy McKinlay, lasted just 11 days before Jokanovic took over on Oct. 7.

Nothing has been announced officially by Watford but several sources claim that Jokanovic couldn’t come to an agreement with the Hertfordshire club and that they have already offered Spanish coach Quique Sanchez Flores the position, while Roberto Di Matteo is another option after he walked away from Bundesliga side Schalke.

Whoever is in charge of Watford next season, the Hornets promise to be a mixture of Newcastle, Cardiff City and QPR rolled into one as the Pozzo family are unorthodox owners who will be balancing Udinese in Serie A and Getafe in La Liga with their interest in Watford.

Watch this space, Watford could well become the PL’s most compelling soap opera over the offseason and throughout the 2015-16 campaign…