Kenny Jackett To Temporarily Step Aside

Kenny Jackett will be temporarily stepping away from his duties as Pompey boss due to a medical procedure.

Assistant manager Joe Gallen will be operating a caretaker role until Kenny is well enough tomorrow return.

From Thursday, 18th February, Jackett will not be attending matches or training sessions but will still be in regular contact with his team.

A Portsmouth Football Club statement reads:

"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 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."

Shortly after the announcement, Kenny spoke to Ollie Marsh from the Pompey Media Team to talk about the procedure, which will keep him away from the team for an expected 2-3 week period.

Everybody at Express FM would like to wish the gaffer a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back in the dugout sometime soon!

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