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Who is Portsmouth FC manager Kenny Jackett?
Kenny Jackett is a Welsh manager currently at Portsmouth FC, he was originally a footballer making most of his appearances in midfield and defence. Jackett was born on 5 January 1962 in Watford, Hertfordshire.
Jackett joined Watford’s academy in 1974 when he was just 12 years old and continued at the club until he broke into the first team in 1980. Over his 10 year playing career, he only ever played for Watford and made 337 appearances scoring 25 goals. He made 31 appearances for the Welsh National team from 1982 to 1988 but had to retire at just 28 years old due to many knee injuries.
During his time at Watford however, he gained promotion to the English top flight after finishing second in the 1982-83 second division season. He also played in the club’s FA Cup final in 1984 where they lost to Everton, however, this guaranteed them UEFA Cup football for the consequent season where Jackett made many appearances. Kenny Jackett is the club’s 6th all time appearance record holder after being forced to retire in 1990.
After retiring, Jackett stayed at Watford as he became a coach for the side, however, in February 1996 Jackett was appointed the manager. Jackett led the side to a disappointing 13th place finish and was therefore demoted to join the coaching staff in 1997. After being an assistant at Queens Park Rangers for three years, League One side Swansea City appointed Jackett as their manager in 2004. At Swansea City, Jackett managed to win the 2005-06 Football League Trophy and the FAW Premier Cups in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
Kenny Jackett worked at Manchester City, Millwall, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Rotherham United before joining Portsmouth FC in 2017. Jackett led Portsmouth to an 8th placed finish in his first season at the club in League one which was a solid position for the newly promoted side. The season after, Portsmouth finished fourth but lost 1-0 to Sunderland in the playoffs on aggregate.
However, Jackett won the EFL Trophy in the same season which will be used as inspiration for the upcoming campaign if the club are to win silverware. Next season, the fans at Fratton Park will hope Kenny Jackett is the man to take the club back to the Championship in the near future and eventually, the Premier League.