Boss Kenny Jackett taking time away from Portsmouth for medical reasons

Kenny Jackett is to take time away from Pompey to undergo a ‘medical procedure’.

By Neil Allen
Monday, 15th February 2021, 12:00 pm
Updated Monday, 15th February 2021, 12:14 pm

From Thursday, the Blues’ boss will be unavailable for managerial duties, ruling him out of match-day attendance and training sessions.

Instead assistant manager Joe Gallen will oversee Pompey in a caretaker capacity, aided by first-team coach Jake Wigley.

However, Jackett will remain at the helm for Tuesday night’s trip to Bristol Rovers in League One.

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In a statement, the club revealed plans for the 59-year-old to take a short break from the club.

However, precise details behind the ‘medical procedure’ have not been revealed.

In a statement, Pompey said: ‘Portsmouth Football Club can advise that, with effect from this Thursday (February 18), Kenny Jackett will not be in attendance at matches or training sessions following a medical procedure that will require a short period of rest and recuperation.

‘Assistant manager Joe Gallen will operate in a caretaker capacity during this time and will be assisted by first team coach Jake Wigley.

Kenny Jackett is to take time away from Pompey later this week to undergo a 'medical procedure'. Picture: Graham Hunt/ProSportsImages

‘Kenny will remain in constant contact with them both, while also able to speak to the players via video link before and after games, as well as at half-time.

‘We wish Kenny a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back shortly.’

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