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New boss excited by Fratton challenge
Portsmouth Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Kenny Jackett as first team manager.
The former Watford, Swansea, Millwall, Wolves and Rotherham boss has signed a two-year deal at Fratton Park.
The club are in advanced talks with Joe Gallen – who has worked with Jackett at QPR, Millwall and Wolves – about becoming assistant manager.
Jackett said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to getting started. It’s an exciting challenge.
“This club has a passionate fan-base and they can be a 12th man for us. Hopefully we can build on the momentum of last season and continue to progress.
“I can promise that I’ll work as hard as I possibly can to make sure that we can bring success to Portsmouth.”
Blues chief executive Mark Catlin added: “We’re delighted to announce Kenny as our new manager – he ticks so many boxes for us.
“He’s managed big clubs with big expectations in the past and has plenty of experience of getting sides out of League One.
“Kenny also has a history of implementing strong structures to move clubs forward and this was key in our decision-making process. We’re excited about him bringing his philosophy of development to Pompey.”
Jackett spent his entire playing career with Watford and later enjoyed promotion success as a manager with Swansea, Millwall and Wolves
Manager takes up Wigan post
Paul Cook has stepped down as Pompey boss to take up the vacant managerial position at Wigan Athletic.
A financial compensation agreement was reached with Wigan over the weekend, resulting in permission being granted for the Latics to speak to Paul.
Assistant manager Leam Richardson has also left Fratton Park.
Cook arrived at Pompey in May 2015 and led the club to the League Two play-offs in his first season in charge.
There was even more success at the end of last term, with the Blues earning automatic promotion and securing the title on a dramatic final day.
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