Slavisa Jokanovic sees himself as Fulham boss until he’s 70.
But the man who became the fourth appointment in two years at a troubled Cottage in December probably knows in his heart of hearts he will be long gone before the 2036 season.
Indeed, Joka thinks football has seen the last of managers with longevity on their CVs.
As Arsene Wenger heads towards his 20 year as Arsenal boss in a bid to emulate the almost unreachable 26 years that saw Sir Alex Ferguson barnacled to the Manchester United regime – the Fulham man insists neither type of tenure will ever happen again, backed up the unpalatable statistic that every Championship manager bar one in the bottom half this season has been shown the door.
Jokanovic said: “We are working in professional football – and this part of the business we have to accept.
“We are in England, but we can also look to other parts of Europe as well for this type of thing.
“Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger? It’s nice history but we are living a modern life and teams don’t have the time to wait as much for success.
“I’m here, and I like to be here. In my mind, I’m staying here 20 years. In reality, I don’t know what’s going to happen – and I have to accept it.”