Kenny Jackett to temporarily step back from Portsmouth managerial duties due to health reasons with League One club chasing promotion
- February 15, 2021
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The League One club have announced Pompey assistant manager Joe Gallen will take caretaker charge from Thursday with Jackett, 59, requiring a ‘short period of rest and recuperation’ following a medical procedure.
A Portsmouth statement read: “With effect from this Thursday, Kenny Jackett will not be in attendance at matches or training sessions following a medical procedure that will require a short period of rest and recuperation.
“Assistant manager Joe Gallen will operate in a caretaker capacity during this time and will be assisted by first-team coach Jake Wigley.
“Kenny will remain in constant contact with them both, while also able to speak to the players via video link before and after games, as well as at half-time.
“We wish Kenny a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back shortly.”