While Jokanovic was full of praise for Guardiola, he was keen to distance himself from any comparisons to his counterpart.
"No, I don't use his [Guardiola] style of football, I try use my style or use my players," he said in a press conference.
"He's one of the most experienced and successful managers. He's shown a similar style in different places, he's shown it's possible to play that way in different competitions.
“All the credit to him; he made really important steps in the game. But to copy people is not good. It's not easy for us to match this level."