The goalkeeper, who has enjoyed a good season so far, has come in for some criticism from some set of the Fulham support for the amount of times he plays the ball short from goal kicks, which some believe puts the side under unwarranted pressure.
However, Jokanovic, who has spoken before about how he wants Fulham to build attacks from the back, has reiterated ahead of the Brentford game that Button chooses the shorter pass because he wants him to - and if he makes any mistakes then it's down to the manager and not the player.
Button returns to Griffin Park on Saturday, where he spent three years, having kept his first clean sheet since August in the 1-0 win over Millwall, and his manager has backed him ahead of the game.
He said: "I know there exists a question about David Button, where we start our build up with the short ball and try find spare man with the player surrounding them.
"This is my order, I force him to do this and I don’t find any target men to play long balls because I don’t believe we will win if I send a long ball for Rui Fonte, Kebano, Sessegnon, Ayite or these kind of players.
"Our supporters can believe I want him to try and play from the back, and I understand we can make mistake and I take this risk and these are my mistake.
"If David Button miss some pass, it’s because I make mistake, not because Button makes mistake.
"People have a sensation that Button takes the decision, but I prefer we take this during the game, and sometimes we must find a little bit different solution.
"At the end I am satisfied of David’s choice and how he’s managed this situation."