After six seasons managing in London, Kenny Jackett has elected to step down as Millwall manager, the Daily
Jackett has made the decision after another near-miss with relegation from the Championship, with other results going in the Lions favour at the weekend, making Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Derby County academic.
Before his departure, he was the sixth longest-serving manager in English football and second longest in the Football League after Paul Tisdale at League Two side Exeter City.
A statement released on the club’s website on Tuesday said: “Millwall Football Club has today announced that Kenny Jackett has resigned as manager of the club. The board of directors has, with reluctance, accepted his decision.
Jackett went on to add: “After almost six seasons I personally feel the time is right for a new challenge, and also for a new manager to come into Millwall with fresh ideas, to take the club forward towards its long term goal of reaching the Premier League.
“I would like to thank the chairman, the board of directors, players, members of staff and supporters of Millwall for their considerable backing.”
The former Welsh midfielder, who spent his entire playing career at Watford, has managed both the Hornets and Swansea City in his previous management career.
He succeeded Willie Donachie in November 2007 at Millwall, winning 130 of his 307 games he oversaw in charge at The Den.
He led the club to two League One play-off finals, achieving promotion at the second attempt when they beat Swindon Town at Wembley in 2010.
There was also a run to the FA Cup semi-finals this season before fan trouble marred their defeat to Wigan Athletic.
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