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Slavisa Jokanovic: Sheffield United boss isn’t the only one to make disappointing dugout debut UK News

The Blades were beaten 1-0 in Saturday’s late kick-off against Birmingham City in a crowded Bramall Lane in what was the Serbian’s first competitive game since his appointment.

Jokanovic was one of seven new bosses at the Championship opening weekend with Scott Parker at Bournemouth, Valerian Ismael at West Brom, Markus Schopp at Barnsley, Russell Martin at Swansea, Frankie McAvoy at Preston North End and Marco Silva at Fulham.

However, none of the new managers got off to a winning start.

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New Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic failed to get off to a winning start – but was not alone in this regard.

Martin and McAvoy – who landed their first permanent managerial job at the age of 54 – also suffered defeat.

Despite taking the lead, the Lilywhites were beaten 4-1 at home to Hull City, who are back in tier two after being promoted from League One on the first attempt last season.

Martin’s Swans were beaten 2-1 on the road against the Blackburn Rovers.

Bournemouth kicked off the league season with a 2-2 draw against the Baggies on Friday night, while Schopp’s Barnsley held Cardiff City to a 1-1 draw at South Wales the following day.

Meanwhile, Parker’s successor at Fulham, Marco Silva, saw his charge debut game against Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage end in a 1-1 draw on Sunday after being caught in the second half after Harry Wilson’s opener. .

In total, five teams won the first day of the first weekend of the new season.

Speaking after Saturday’s loss, Jokanovic said: “We didn’t play badly. They scored with their first shot. That’s my general feeling about the game.

“I am of course disappointed with the result. We cannot be happy because we did not make our supporters happy.

“We showed a lot of things that we tried to work with. The players showed personality and character, looking to score goals.

“Yes, we need time. I’m not unhappy with our efforts today. We have to improve some parts of the game, but what is really important for us is to improve and be more clinical. . “

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This notice was published: 2021-08-08 17:53:36

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