Kenny Jackett: Portsmouth name ex-Wolves and Millwall boss as new manager

Kenny Jackett
Rotherham lost four of their five games under Kenny Jackett's management

Promoted Portsmouth have appointed former Rotherham boss Kenny Jackett as their new manager on a two-year deal.

The 55-year-old replaces Paul Cook, who left to become Wigan manager earlier this week after leading Pompey to the League Two title last season.

Jackett quit as manager of the Millers in November after just 39 days and five games in charge.

"It's a proud moment for me and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead," Jackett told BBC Radio Solent.

"I want to continue the good work of last year and see if that can be a step in a successful period for Portsmouth.

"It's a fantastic club with brilliant tradition and the potential is what attracted me here."

Jackett has twice led sides to promotion from League One, firstly Millwall in 2010 and then Wolves in 2014.

The former Wales defender also steered Swansea to the League One play-off final in 2006, but they were beaten on penalties by Barnsley.

"We're delighted to announce Kenny as our new manager - he ticks so many boxes for us," chief executive Mark Catlin told the club website.

"He's managed big clubs with big expectations in the past and has plenty of experience of getting sides out of League One."

A Portsmouth statement said the club are in "advanced talks" with Joe Gallen - who worked with Jackett at Rotherham, QPR, Millwall and Wolves - to become assistant manager at Fratton Park.

Since leaving Rotherham, Jackett has spent time working in Tottenham's youth set-up, while awaiting a new managerial opportunity.

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