Date:Thursday February 15 2007
Swansea City have announced today that they have terminated Jackett's contract by mutual agreement.
After a long discussion between the chairman and Kenny Jackett, the club felt that Jackett was the best person to pick us up from a recent poor run of form.
However, Jackett has decided that the time was right for him and the club to make a clean break.
The Board of Directors tried to change his mind but he feels he no longer has the support from the club, the fans, the media and the board.
Jackett's assistant Kevin Nugent will take charge of the first team by immediate effect until a replacement is brought in.
Chairman Huw Jenkins gave his views on the matter and said: "I was very surprised when I received a call from Kenny on Wednesday and I'm very disappointed with how things have worked out,"
"He was upset. He's thought things over and felt the criticism against him was difficult to take."
"He didn't know where to go from here - whichever way he moved forward, he felt it was only a mater of time before the criticism from the supporters or the press would get on to him again.
"He felt for the sake of the club and himself that a parting of the ways was the best thing to do at this time."
"In the three years that Kenny has been manager, we have won three cups, gained promotion from League Two and come within a penalty shoot out of reaching the Championship," read a Swansea statement on Thursday.
"The club feels that some of the criticism directed at Kenny from all quarters has been excessive.
"The Board has worked extremely closely with Kenny over the past three years and found him to be a passionate and committed person.
"Due to the nature of this relationship it has been extremely difficult to accept that Kenny's time at the club is at an end.
"Sometimes you only find out the true value of something when you no longer have it and only time will tell if that proves to be the case in this instance."
After reading about the meeting Jenkins and Jackett held this week, it was quite surprising that Kenny handed in his resignation.
I think he made the right decision however for all concerned. We are going through a poor run of form lately and the team are putting in some gutless performances.
Jackett has done a great job at the club I feel as he finally got us out of League 2 and went close to achieving consecutive promotions but we were beaten on penalties in the play-off final.
I felt Jackett proved that he could take us no further. More money has been spent this season and with the resources and squad ability he has avaiable to him, we really shouldn't be struggling to get into the play-offs.
I was dissapointed to read that Jackett would still have been here next season if we failed to gain promotion this term.
I think it's obvious that if he can't promote us spending around £2million on players then he isn't the right man for the job.
Micky Adams, Joe Royle, Dean Saunders, Mark Bowen and Roberto Martinez have been mentioned on BBC SPORT as possible replacements.
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Date:Thursday February 15 2007
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