Pedro hails Slavisa Jokanovic as 'great manager' amid Chelsea interest in Fulham boss

Pedro celebrates after scoring Chelsea's third goal against Stoke City
Image: Pedro says he is happy at Chelsea and is likely to stay at the club.

Chelsea forward Pedro has hailed Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic as a "great manager" amid awareness the Blues are considering changing their head coach.

Sky sources understand Jokanovic has admirers at Chelsea as uncertainty over Antonio Conte's future rumbles on.

Pedro was asked about both his and the managerial situation by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser after being named as an ambassador of the island of Tenerife, where he is from, on Wednesday.

"We know there might be some changes, we're awaiting. We know that he (Slavisa Jokanovic) is a great manager," Pedro said.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic celebrates after winning the play-offs
Image: Slavisa Jokanovic promoted his second Championship team in Fulham this season.

"Many names have been mentioned and he is one of them. If a new manager comes, we'll try to work in the best way possible."

Pedro joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2015 and has scored 28 goals on the way to two trophies - the Premier League title in 2017 and the FA Cup in 2018 - and he says he is happy to stay.

"Obviously I have a contract at Chelsea and most likely I will stay. I'm good here," he said.

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"I'm very comfortable with my team-mates and, in football terms I'm very happy for having won the Premier League and the FA Cup in three years. I'm happy because it's always difficult to win trophies in England.

"I'm enjoying my holidays right now, getting some rest and spending time with family, and then start the new season in the best way."

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