A number of Wolves fans have hailed the contribution of former manager Kenny Jackett at Molineux in light of an interview he gave to Tim Spiers for The Athletic.
The journalist posted a link to the interview on his Twitter profile @TimSpiers and, in their discussion, the current Portsmouth manager spoke candidly about the unenviable situation in which he took the Wolves job in 2013.
Kenny Jackett. One of football's good guys – and a very important figure in Wolves' recent history. An interview.
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) April 10, 2020
When Jackett arrived at Molineux, the club had been relegated from the Premier League to League One in successive seasons, with Spiers alluding to the extreme discord between the club and its fans at the time. However, the manager took Wolves back into the Championship at the first attempt with a record third-tier points total of 103 and only just missed out on the play-offs the following season. [via The Athletic]
Jackett left Molineux in 2016 after Steve Morgan sold the club to Fosun, under whose ownership Wolves have gone from mid-table in the second tier to sixth in the Premier League and the last 16 of the Europa League.
These Wolves fans on Twitter praised their former manager’s role in turning around their ailing fortunes and beginning the upward curve which has since led them into Europe:
Superb read Tim and gives a good account of what a great job he did under pretty horrible circumstances towards the end. I’ll always remember him like most wolves fans, very fondly 👍🏻
— Richard Ford (@richford2709) April 10, 2020
One of the better decisions Morgan made, did a great job for us we could have easily been stuck down there for years.
— Richard (@Rich2086) April 10, 2020
Good bloke,liked him a lot.
— Keith Davies /_/ (@vespabloke) April 10, 2020
Excellent read. We must always be grateful to Kenny Jackett for what it did for the club.
— Terry Barlow (@Shrewsburywolf) April 10, 2020
Top bloke, one of our best gaffers
— StuckInsideMyBedroomWithTheCovidBluesAgain (@SteveCunning) April 10, 2020
Great read. His role in the recovery was vital
— neil simpson (@clavwolf) April 10, 2020
Wolves fans, how important a role do you think Jackett played in the club’s revival since the 2013 nadir? Comment below with your views!
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