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Jackett Signs 2-year Deal

Kenny Jackett has today signed a new 2-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2009.

Chairman Huw Jenkins was delighted with the news and said: ''I am absolutely delighted to secure Kenny on a new deal,''

'I firmly believe we have the right man at the helm to keep taking this football club forward.

'Discussions with Kenny over his new contract were a pleasure to carry out. Everything was agreed in less than an hour.

'What was blatantly obvious was the fact that he is 100 per cent committed to this football club and what we want to achieve. That is the main ingredient as far as I'm concerned.

'Kenny wants to be the one driving Swansea City forward and we have every faith in his ability.

'I know he is pleased to secure a new deal and is relishing the challenge of building on what we achieved last season.

'I'm sure last season's experience of life in League One has only made him even stronger and more knowledgeable.

'To secure someone of Kenny's ability, quality and respect throughout the game on a long-term deal is fantastic.

'We have a good working relationship built on mutual respect and I am sure with Kenny in charge the club will only go from strength to strength,''


A club statement read: 'The Board feels that Kenny has the passion, knowledge and experience to improve the club, he also has the level of expertise and enthusiasm to take the club forward.

His will to win and ambition is extensive and he has stated he will leave no stone unturned in his aim to get the players fit, organised and as motivated as possible.'


Despite winning promotion to League One in his first full season at the club, winning 2 cups (FAW Premier Cup & Football League Trophy) and taking us to the Play-Off final, some fans are still highly critical of our manager. These hard to please fans won't welcome the news but I think we need to inject some consistency within the club, and this means keeping a good manager in place for more than a few years.

He's quickly shown the ability to build a side that's capable of gaining success. Just remember he exceeded all expectations last season but taking us to the players, while many of us were happy for a healthy position around mid-table.

I can't say I understand why some fans think we should get rid of him, he's finally got us out of the dreaded bottom tier of the Football League and wasn't far away from doing something that hasn't occured in around 20 years, promotion to the Championship.

Of course he has his faults, but what manager doesn't? His early success overshadows this and hopefully he can continue bringing this success to the club by winning another promotion.




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 18 2006

Time: 10:33PM

Your Comments

great stuff, i think this will add some stability to the side.
sbrjack
good on ya..now come on jackett do tha same as last year but lets get promotin this year ..cmon da jaxxx
s_c_f_c
Very good sign for swansea some people wanted him out cause we lost a few games in a few weeks whoeva they wer i want them to see this nd say he ain't doing his job propley then CUM ON U SUPER SWANS!!!!
naythan_swans
Good news, Good news...Goody good news...that's what I say!! Fantastic young manager with fresh ideas and a modern approach to the game...and we seem to be getting good backing from Huw Jenkins which is good...but Swansea fans know how things can change in football so lets hope he keeps the good work up and get some more good finishes....and who knows...maybe promotion??
Jackman2006
i think if swans don go up nxt year HJ shud fire him but he can't so..
swanzboichris
But i am not dissin KJ because i think he is a good allround manager
swanzboichris
 

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