Rotherham United: Kenny Jackett named Millers boss

Kenny Jackett
Kenny Jackett

Kenny Jackett is the new manager of Rotherham United.

The 54-year-old was today confirmed as the Millers’ successor to Alan Stubbs who was sacked on Wednesday, with the club six points adrift of safety at the foot of the Championship.

He will be in charge of the team when they play Reading at New York Stadium tomorrow.

Jackett, who has signed a deal for the rest of this season and then two more years, is a proven operator in the second tier after spells with Millwall and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

That was an important requirement for chairman Tony Stewart as he seeks to arrest the disastrous start to the season under Stubbs whose 13 league matches in the hot-seat after his arrival from Scottish side Hibernian yielded only six points.

Former Watford player Jackett, who left Molineux in the summer, won promotions with the Lions and Wolves and also, earlier in his career, when he was in charge of Swansea City.

Top credentials of new Millers boss Kenny Jackett