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Leeds United fans react on Twitter to links with Steve Bruce

Leeds United fans react on Twitter to links with Steve Bruce

The Villans lost the Championship play-off final to Fulham at the weekend and are set for another season outside of the Premier League.

Fulham were last in the Premier League in 2013-14 where they were relegated alongside Norwich and Cardiff.

But the 57-year-old has helped to fix the bond with the fans since replacing Roberto Di Matteo in October 2016 and Villa stand on the brink of returning to the top flight ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Fulham.

"We must adapt ourselves and know what is ahead; we must know it is the Premier League, the best and most competitive league", Jokanovic said.

Fulham's financial windfall from increased revenue could rise to £280 million if they go on to survive for one season among the elite.

He explained: "Of course I will be disappointed if I don't stay because there have been so many good moments and it's probably been the best football of my career".

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic believes his side can keep playing their passing game in the Premier League next season, but is aware he will need to bolster his squad this summer.

"I prefer not so much to think about bad things, about problems", Jokanovic, palpably in celebration mode as a beery, bubbly, bouncing Fulham dressing room cavorted a few metres away, said after it was suggested that victory at Wembley against Aston Villa may have brought a sense of vindication.

He added: "After we missed out on promotion last season, a lot of people wrote us off". First half we were so disappointing, too deep, too respectful and we didn't do enough with or without the ball, especially with the ball.

"It depends what kind of ambition we are going to show, this is simple", he said of Fulham's prospects for 2018-19. "I'm happy with what my team offered today and how we played our football".

Deloitte's Sports Business Group estimated Tuesday that Fulham would reap a revenue increase of more than $225 million upon promotion, a figure that would increase even more if the team avoids relegation next season. We've got five loan players going and two or three out of contract.

However, the former England worldwide has the opportunity to secure first tier football once again when his side come up against Fulham in the playoff final at Wembley this weekend.

"I watched it at home and l had tears in my eyes. l am so proud of my little man, his whole family are". That was right in front of the fourth official and the referee.