Portsmouth have today announced that manager Kenny Jackett has extended his contract at the club by a further two years, keeping him at Fratton Park until 2021.
The ex-Wolves boss has enjoyed a reasonable start on the South Coast, taking over the newly promoted side from Paul Cook who left for Wigan Athletic in the summer.
Currently, Pompey sit in 10th position but just two points outside the play-off positions after back-to-back wins in recent games before tonight’s trip to Peterborough.
Speaking to the official site, Jackett said it was an easy decision to prolong his current deal. “Pompey is a really special, incredible football club. The Chairman, Board and CEO all share a long-term vision of where the club is going and I want to be a part of that. When offered the opportunity to extend my contract it was a very simple decision to make and I am extremely excited about the future of PFC.”
Chairman Michael Eisner was equally delighted to secure his manager on a longer deal. “We have been really impressed with the experience, knowledge, hard work and commitment Kenny brings to Pompey and as part of our long-term strategy and thinking, see him as an integral part of our on-field future.”
After years of uncertainty surrounding their future, things are finally looking stable at Portsmouth and this confirms that.
Kenny Jackett is only just beginning to implement the style and changes that he wants but has proven himself at this level many times before.
Extending the deal shows a confidence and trust in the manager and can allow everyone to now focus on the future and building a side to get promoted back to the Championship.
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