Jackett "very proud" to reach five-year milestone at Millwall

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KENNY Jackett says he is "very proud and very pleased" to have managed Millwall for half a decade and believes he can achieve even more at The Den in the future.

Jackett celebrated the five-year anniversary of his appointment with a battling point at former club Watford on Tuesday night – the first time he has avoided defeat against the Hornets during his tenure.

"I am very, very proud – especially given the industry and job that I'm in," he said. "I'm proud and very pleased.

"I've got a lot of people to thank. As the manager you are the public face of the club but it is a team effort behind the scenes.

"I want to build on what we have. We have to keep improving the side and improving the squad. We want to be in the top ten in the Championship. That would make us one of the best 30 sides in the country.

"That is our ambition at Millwall. If we do that, we will http://nosubhealth.com/ always be within touching distance of the Premier League. We're not far off that. While I'm very proud to reach five years, I'm constantly looking to improve."

Jackett also paid tribute to the 905 Lions fans who travelled to Vicarage Road after they chanted his name from the moment he appeared on the touchline.

"It was terrific to hear," he said. "They were very passionate and loud at Watford, as they were at Nottingham Forest.

"That's excellent for an away side. It really does make a difference. It helps in terms of decisions you get and the morale of the players. Supporters have a massive role to play.

"We all understand within the club that it's up to us to dictate that. We have to encourage them to come to games and to sing, and they did that last night."



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