New deal for Pompey boss

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Kenny Jackett has been handed a fresh Pompey deal - after just 23 games in charge.

The former Wolves boss was appointed at the Fratton Park helm in June to replace Paul Cook.

Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

And he has swiftly made a favourable impression on Michael Eisner to warrant a new contract.

Jackett has been rewarded with a two-year extension – taking him to the summer of 2021.

The 55-year-old had initially signed a deal until the summer of 2019, yet with Pompey 10th in League One, Tornante have moved to extend his stay.

In a club statement, chairman Michael Eisner said: ‘We have been really impressed with the experience, knowledge, hard work and commitment Kenny brings to Pompey and as part of our long-term strategy and thinking, see him as an integral part of our on-field future.

‘It was a simple decision for both parties to make.’

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