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Jackett had "gut feeling" about resigning as Millwall boss

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KENNY Jackett has admitted he resigned as Millwall manager last month because he felt he had taken the club as far he could.

Jackett was unveiled as the new head coach of Wolves on Monday and spoke in depth for the first time since leaving The Den of his decision to quit

He said: "I had been there an awful long time and I felt I needed a new challenge, I think I had done my work there and it was the right move for myself.

"I am very proud of my achievements at Millwall, we'd been to Wembley three times in five years. When I went in we were fourth from bottom of League One and I'm pleased and proud to leave them in a lot better place than I picked them up.

"It was an overall gut feeling, if you like, that a new challenge was required and I had done my work there. It wasn't a decision I had taken lightly and was something which had built up, there has to be a conclusion.

"That decision was made towards the end of what had been, in many ways, a tough season. From reaching Wembley and getting through to that FA Cup semi-final, which did a considerable amount of good for the club as well as the bad publicity for the trouble.

"It left us with an incredibly busy period towards the end of the season and a big challenging task to make sure once again Millwall had kept their Championship status, which I was very proud going into a fourth season at a club where you get around 10-12,000 supporters."

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23 thoughts on “Jackett had "gut feeling" about resigning as Millwall boss

  • June 4, 2013 at 13:04
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    and he's right, declining finshing points totals and attendances the last three seasons. gave us stability, but couldn't push on with the budget and group of players at his disposal.

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    • June 4, 2013 at 13:19
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      Nothing wrong with the budget given Wood was close to signing. The players at his disposal were the ones he brought in, and we all know what a crock the last 4 that came were.

      @@millwall:

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  • June 4, 2013 at 13:17
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    Enough of Kenny Jackett already. He's history, move on FFS. Get our new man in to shift on some of the s*** he's left us with.

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    • June 4, 2013 at 13:33
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      @Swanny: agree with Swanny - enough about KJ we're all grateful for what he did but we really need a manager in quick! There's plenty of players available for free right now and if JB & co don't hurry up we'll miss out - new man needs to be in this week to stand a chance of a decent preseason!

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  • June 4, 2013 at 13:24
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    Reading between the lines I get the feeling that the crowd trouble at Wembley helped push him to leaving the club (precariously close to relegation) But no doubt the lack of funds and reliance on loan players must have been frustrating for him. Any new manager is going to have to face the same challenges. Its a terrible situation now that the power of money has more influence on football than the teams, players and most important loyal supporters. Good luck to KJ.

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    • June 4, 2013 at 13:41
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      @Peckhamlad:

      Yes, i read that too.

      Not just Wembley though but the Sky report as well must have taken a severe effect on Kenny.

      Those moaning about the handing out of lifetime bans are so far wide of the mark it is scary.

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      • June 4, 2013 at 14:00
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        @SE16 Wall: Got to say Peckhamlad, he was at the club long enough to what we are like and how some sections tend to behave at times, yes he left us in the Championship (just) and dont forget there there is a lot of dead wood on wages he signed before his change of mind about Millwall.
        Like what several of you have already said he has gone and thanks for what you have done, but its the future that we are nnow concerned about a new manager and some better players to improve the squad (we will need it this coming season)

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  • June 4, 2013 at 13:52
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    Best manager since the 'Doc' (1st stint) no doubt. Now lets move on and push for the PREM.
    COYL

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  • June 4, 2013 at 14:08
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    Yep agree thanks but move on and get a move on appointing a new manager

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  • June 4, 2013 at 14:23
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    Please aldo no more puffa although I wouldn't have a bad word said about him he did make some random decision towards the last part of his reign.

    Now we move on as he has done. I'll take a semi final against wolves later in the season who knows we might have got a new manager by then!!!!

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  • June 4, 2013 at 14:24
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    Please aldo no more puffa although I wouldn't have a bad word said about him he did make some random decisions towards the last part of his reign.

    Now we move on as he has done. I'll take a semifinal against wolves later in the season who knows we might have got a new manager by then!!!!

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  • June 4, 2013 at 14:36
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    Sorry KJ but we can't keep saying well done mate unless the new man is a cop out.
    Time to move as I'm tired of all this KJ stuff, just hurry up and announce the new man

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  • June 4, 2013 at 14:37
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    The new Manager will have his work cut out because the squad he has inherited has half a dozen players at the most who are Championship level. KJ has left us with a lot of deadwood still under contract which we can't get rid of for at least another season. KJ obviously thinks the challenge of getting Wolves promoted is easier then keeping us in the Championship. He also prefers to join a club with the history of sacking Managers after short periods rather than staying with a club where the Chairman stood by him during the last couple of seasons when most would have dispensed with his services when results weren't going our way. NOT BEING BITTER, JUST STATING FACTS!!!

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    • June 4, 2013 at 16:19
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      @denslions: It's a good point - whether it was due to a lack of resources or his own inconsistent judgement, Kenny never left us with a promising Championship squad. Maybe a new manager can rejuvenate some of the players and improve the style of play, but the current team will still need a lot of re-building.

      Anyway, enough of these tired summer updates - bring us news of our exiting new manager and ambitious team signings.

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    • June 4, 2013 at 16:20
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      @denslions: agree fully with those sentiments. He had the budget but wasted it IMO. Woolford, Malone the sale of Henderson after the failure to sign wood, and too many round pegs in square holes. There were just too many mistakes in the last six months. He kinda lost the plot not too differently to how maghee did!

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      • June 4, 2013 at 21:36
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        Wow Bonnie, That's a change of attitude. I reacall getting major poo from you over my Jackett out stance.@bonnie1272:

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  • June 4, 2013 at 16:13
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    It has just been announced by Ambler that there will not be any announcement about the appointment of a new manager until the end of the week. he said the process has been slower than usual because of the holiday period (?)

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    • June 4, 2013 at 16:26
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      @Peckhamlad: Peckhamlad ever thought that we have all being taken for a load of mugs that just pay there wages, this is not good customer relations in any other business we would take our trade elsewhere but this is footbal and they are our team.
      So they know we are not going to run off and spend our money with another team.

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      • June 4, 2013 at 16:29
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        @Barnlion: they are delaying the appointment deliberately to save on the new managers wages for a few days!

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        • June 4, 2013 at 16:39
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          @bonnie1272: or could that mean Babbel is back from his holiday in Hungary??

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    • June 4, 2013 at 16:58
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      @Peckhamlad:
      Yep, read the same sh** as you and I don't get it. Wolves released same day as us that their manager had gone, yet they have appointed their man, Stoke took 10 days to appoint theirs both Everton, Chelsea & Man Utd acted quickly, Doncaster Rovers manager appointed. I think its only us and Sheffield Utd that are yet to put pen to paper.... Lets just hope after all this waiting we will get the right man.

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  • June 4, 2013 at 16:50
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    Got a feeling there's compo being arranged here and maybe some set of assurances being put into place. As been said before, if the new man was a free agent he'd be in by now. Would it therefore be safe to disregard Mcleish, Wise, Warnock, Coyle, Di Matteo et al.And instead go along the lines of Robinson, Davis, Clement (+Kean?) Rossler and Babbel?

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  • June 4, 2013 at 18:45
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    Aldo get a grip .....this is not a Wolves news forum.

    Just in case we don't get it....the fans are the reason he left Millwall, behaviour at the ground and Wembley. Plus assembling a rubbish squad of players ......enough already.

    GET OVER HIM ALDO

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