Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett will remain in charge of the first team despite a poor start to the League One season, according to The News.
Pompey drew the opening game of the League One season against Shrewsbury Town and followed that up with a similar result against Rochdale which put early pressure on the shoulders of Jackett.
Approaching Saturday’s game with Wigan Athletic, who were relegated from the Championship last season, Jackett knew that a win would be important to win over some sceptics. Unfortunately, Lee Evans and Thomas James scored the goals for the visitors at Fratton Park, cancelling out Ellis Harrison’s goal to hand Portsmouth a defeat.
The defeat means that Portsmouth now have just two points in their opening three games, with Jackett at risk of coming under increasing pressure.
Despite such poor form, The News understands that the manager’s position is currently safe, claiming that the first team’s stuttering 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.
After an awful start to the new League One season, Portsmouth do not currently look like promotion candidates.
They have failed to go up to the Championship via the play-offs over the last two seasons and, if Jackett does not quickly improve things, his position at the club could come under serious risk.
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