King takes the helmMillwall fans have been left astonished and puzzled this summer morning as Kenny Jackett stepped down as Millwall manager, stating it was time for a 'fresh start and new strategy' for the clubs management. Kenny Jackett's career as a player only lasted till the age of 28, where an injury forced him into retirement. He played out his entire career at Watford, where he continued to delve into the management side of things there, his first season being the 1996-1997 season. Kenny went onto manage Swansea from 2004-2007, leading them to several trophies and also promotion. From there on he left for Millwall, where he resided at for 6 years - Kenny's time at The Den was a successful time for him, and the club. Once again Kenny masterminded promotion for the East London side.
Kenny has left and taken charge of fellow Championship side Wolves, as seen above.
So, now everyone will be wondering - who is next? Millwall have taken no time to appoint unproven manager Max King as the new boss at The Den. Max brings no professional footballing experience or managerial experience, which will make this appointment seemingly somewhat ridiculous you may say? Max seemed a tad nervous at the press conference, however settled in as it got further in -
BBC News - 'Max you inherit a Millwall side which haven't been setting alight the Championship in recent seasons and are amongst those who are seen as possible relegation candidates, how do you intend to turn things around here with low funds and a small squad?'
Max King - 'It isn't a easy job here - but it's not an impossible one. There's some clear talent here with the likes of Trotter, Keogh, Hulse, Beevers and many others, it is certainly a challenge which I feel I can be successful at. Will that success be immediate? Who knows.'
The players certainly seem in two minds over this call by the board, as some of them quoted on twitter - Worth noting Max King's first announcement was to re-allow Millwall players to use the social networking, known as Twitter, after it was banned back in last January after player Alan Dunne was fined by the FA.
@ltrotter - cant believe old kens gone whats going on!!
@andyk - new boss for me, might be good for us though?
@abdou - change is good!! roll on new season boys
When asked on any new transfer targets, Lions boss King remained coy on any talk, however a loan move for United keeper Ben Amos has been rumoured as highly likely, also young Wigan striker Dicko also has been linked, along with out of favour Forest maestro Majewski.