BREAKING: Millers appoint Jackett as new boss

ROTHERHAM United have moved quickly to appoint former Wolves and Millwall boss Kenny Jackett as their new manager.

The fifty four-year-old has penned a deal until the end of the 2018/19 season at the New York Stadium to succeed Alan Stubbs who was sacked on Wednesday.

Jackett’s first game in charge will be Saturday’s home clash against Reading where he is expected to take his seat in the dugout for the first time.

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The former Watford defender, who represented Wales 31 times, left Championship rivals Wolves in July of this year and won promotions from League One with both Millwall and and the Midlands club.

Millers chairman Tony Stewart said: “Kenny wanted to come to Rotherham and that was important.

"Both parties are jubilant about it and it's a good deal for both sides.

"Based on his record he is probably the best manager I have had at Rotherham.

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"He's a professional guy with good experience at 54 and he has thrust, drive and passion.

"I think he will move the club on, which is what we want all the time.

"We are going to hit the ground running."

There’s much more reaction to the departure of Alan Stubbs and the appointment of Kenny Jackett in this week’s Advertiser.