Portsmouth fans have launched a crowdfunding campaign to see Kenny Jackett paid off and out of the club after a poor start to the League One campaign.
The Fratton Park outfit drew the opening League One game of the season against Shrewsbury Town before a similar result against Rochdale put early pressure on the shoulders of Jackett.
That pressure developed following last season’s failure to gain promotion from League One to the Championship in what proved to a second consecutive season.
Approaching Saturday’s game with Wigan Athletic, who were relegated from the Championship last season, getting a win was vital for Jackett but goals from Lee Evans and Thomas James cancelled out Elliot Harrison’s goal for Portsmouth, meaning a 2-1 defeat.
With pressure now on, one fan, Steve Betteridge, from Crookhorn, yesterday created an account on JustGiving with a target of £400,000.
Despite such poor form, The News understands that the manager’s position is currently safe, claiming that the first team’s poor start has little significance when considering the financial worries currently across the English Football League.
Portsmouth will now prepare to face Burton Albion this coming weekend, still in pursuit of their first League One win in 2020/21.
Well, what a statement from the one fan, and it will be interesting to see if anyone joins him. This could act as a huge amount of pressure on the shoulders of Jackett, who seems to be struggling with the pressure at the moment and indeed the club too.
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