Portsmouth’s bag manager Kenny Jackett after almost four years in charge of the club outside of the League One play-offs and one day after Wembley lost to Salford City
- Kenny Jackett was sacked from League One Portsmouth after getting poor results
- Pompey had only won one of his last seven league games and lost the last three
- They were beaten on penalties in the Salford City Papa John’s Trophy final
- Due to the poor results, Pompey sat right in front of the play-off places
- He was appointed in 2017 but was unable to lead the club back to the championship
Portsmouth sacked manager Kenny Jackett after nearly four years in charge, just one day after losing to Salford City in the Papa John’s Trophy Final at Wembley.
Pompey is in seventh place in the premier league, just outside the play-off spots, but the 59-year-old was unable to lead the Fratton Park club back to the championship during his tenure.
They reached the play-offs in the last two seasons but had to beat Sunderland and Oxford United in the semi-finals last year in 2019.
Portsmouth sacked manager Kenny Jackett just a day after losing to Salford City in the Papa John’s Trophy final at Wembley
Portsmouth was beaten by League Two Salford City on penalties in Saturday’s Wembley final
In a statement from the club on Sunday morning, Portsmouth CEO Mark Catlin said: ‘Portsmouth Football Club would like to express our sincere thanks to Kenny for the work he has done during his nearly four year tenure at the club and we all wish him well for him the future.
‘It has been emotional for everyone involved with Pompey the past few weeks and we are now starting the process – as briefly as possible – of appointing someone who we believe will give us the best chance under the first six to come. These conversations begin today. ‘
Since Jackett took over from Paul Cook as manager in Portsmouth in June 2017, Jackett has led the club to eighth, fourth and fifth place in the first division, but a return to the second division for the first time since 2012 was a mystery to him.
Jackett’s team had suffered three straight losses and won only one game in seven
Portsmouth’s chances of reaching the League One play-offs were slim when they lost to Sunderland at home last week
He led the club to the EFL Trophy success in 2019 when they defeated Sunderland on penalties at Wembley.
Prior to Saturday’s 4-2 defeat on penalties to League Two Salford after a goalless draw, Pompey had lost three straight league games against Doncaster, Northampton and Sunderland.
They have only won one of their last seven in the league.
Jackett leaves the club after 211 responsible games, wins 107, draws 44 and loses 60, which corresponds to a win rate of 51 percent.