Development as former Portsmouth, Wolves and Millwall boss is heavily backed for return to game

Kenny Jackett is now the massive odds-on favourite to become the new Leyton Orient manager.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:13 pm

The former Blues boss has been backed in to 1/4 take the reigns at Brisbane Road, after being sacked at Fratton Park in March.

Reports yesterday emerged touting the 59-year-old for a return to the game with the League Two side after his Pompey exit.

Jobi McAnuff has been in charge with the O’s on an interim basis for 16 games after the sacking of Ross Embleton, and helped his side finish 11th in the fourth tier.

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Chairman Nigel Travis stated this week he was looking at bringing in a new face, and was looking at candidates with League One and League Two experience.

Jackett has quickly emerged as a firm favourite and is now well ahead of the rest of the field in the betting, with BetVictor.

The former Wolves boss is odds-on to land the job, with Richie Wellens and Colin Calderwood a distant second favourite at 10/1. Neal Ardley and Kevin Nugent are next up in the betting at 20/1

Kenny Jackett

Jackett has also been touted for the vacant manager’s position at Bradford City.

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