"Wrong move at the wrong time," says former Millers boss Jackett

Jackett during his first game in charge of the MillersJackett during his first game in charge of the Millers
Jackett during his first game in charge of the Millers
FORMER Rotherham United manager Kenny Jackett has spoken out about his 39 day stint in charge of the club.

The former Wolves and Millwall manager, who is now boss of Sunday’s opponents Portsmouth, took over from Alan Stubbs in October before resigning his post after just five games.

Jackett stayed out of the game until Pompey came calling this summer and is now fully concentrating on his job on the south coast.

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He said: “It was the wrong move at the wrong time. I take responsibility for that. You have to move on, and move on quickly. I have to concentrate on the job I have here and am very pleased to have.

'Did the parameters move? No not necessarily. I take full responsibility. It didn't work out. I read the people wrong and I read the situation wrong.

“So unfortunately I had to move on quickly."

The Millers picked up one point during his spell before current boss Paul Warne took charge in a temporary capacity in November.

But Jackett has backed the former fitness coach and his assistant Richie Barker to make a success of their time in charge at the AESSEAL New York Stadium

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He said: “They've got Paul Warne now who's someone I knew very briefly.

“He's a terrific man. Both he and Richie Barker will do very well there for the club.

“They are trying to establish themselves in this division after relegation and get back to the Championship.

“I wish them well. There's no bad feeling on my part.”

The Millers were active on tranfser deadline day, bringing in defender Manny Onariase on a two-year-deal from Brentford and midfielder Richie Towell on a year-long-loan from Brighton. Dominic Ball joined Aberdeen on a season loan while fellow defender Aimen Belaid had his contract terminated by mutual consent.

You can read Paul Warne’s thoughts on Jackett in this week’s  Advertiser Sports Pull-out.