Michael Eisner has backed Kenny Jackett as Portsmouth manager, as reported by The News Portsmouth.
The Portsmouth chairman has indicated that he still believes the 57-year-old is the right man to lead Pompey to promotion from League One, despite their current position of 16th in the table, which has seen some fans plead for Jackett to be sacked.
Having spoken about his successes in baseball and hockey, as well as the frustrations he has felt in recent times, Eisner was quoted in The News Portsmouth as saying: “We don’t want to be a knee-jerk management, we don’t want to make unthoughtful decisions, we want to be respectful of our fans, we want to hear our fans, but we want to do as best we can at the right time.”
Jackett has been in the Portsmouth hotseat since June 2017, having taken charge of 132 games so far, averaging 1.70 points per game, as per Transfermarkt.
The club has been in League One for the entirety of his time in charge, reaching the play-off semi-finals last season, while also winning the EFL Trophy.
With the club now having established themselves at this level, they are looking to push on, as indicated by the ambitious signing of John Marquis in the summer, following a campaign in which he was the joint second-highest scorer in the league.
Eisner indicated that even though the start of the season has not gone as expected, he has not given up on the idea of the club securing promotion this season.
Eisner has the right sentiment, having spoken about continuity and consistency at the club, which are both certainly good attributes to have at a club.
However, this shouldn’t come at the cost of ambition, so it will be interesting to see how long the senior figures at the club are willing to stick with Jackett if results don’t improve.
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