Jackett resigns after 6 years as Millwall manager

Kenny Jackett has resigned as Millwall manager after almost six

years in charge of the second-tier English club.

Jackett joined Millwall in 2007 and was the sixth

longest-serving manager in English football behind Alex Ferguson,

Arsene Wenger, David Moyes, Tony Pulis and Exeter’s Paul

Tisdale.

Jackett led Millwall to the FA Cup semifinals this season but

four defeats in the last five games saw the club finish just two

points above the relegation zone in the Championship.

He says in a statement, ”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.”

Millwall last played top-division football in 1990.