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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.

Are you happy to see Jackett go? Who would be a good replacement? Let us know here

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday February 15 2007
Time: 11:24AM


At last, Thanks for all you did for us KJ
15/02/2007 12:19:00
It was bound to happen sooner or later, wonder who will replace him. Needs to be someone who can give us a boost to get back in the playoffs.
15/02/2007 12:25:00
Micky Adams or Penny are the early romours
15/02/2007 13:12:00
Strange timing, although always on the cards.
15/02/2007 13:31:00
very succsefull, so why did most fans want him out, be patience, i'll be gutted but not tottaly suprised if it's downhill from here. He took this club a long way, and i think there was more to come, given more time. Thnks KJ
15/02/2007 13:59:00
Look at the overall picture and KJ did very well for Swansea City Football Club. He should be thanked for that as he has been the most successful manager since Tashack. One comment recenly made on this site said that it will be easier to sack one (Manager) than 11 players after last Saturday's performance. Perhaps we should now ask the whole squad if they will commit and give 100% to the club.
15/02/2007 14:09:00
Stupid to go in the middle of the season. Some fans arent patient enough, this has all come from us overachieving last year. Rumours are; Micky Adams, Joe Royle, Dean Saunders, Mark Bowen and Roberto Martinez (from BBC Sport)
15/02/2007 14:20:00
It was always on the cards. but the the players have to take the blame as much as kj due to lack luster performance and attuitude. most of the players there are over paid and over rated. they all need to take a break off going out on the ***** all the time and start playing like pro. you dont see or hear of prem players out on the ***** every week. thats becouse they love they club and wants whats best for them self and the club swans need to bring in someone who can shake the players up and tell them that no players place is safe and start playing for the club and the fans and not just for they pay checks. get a grip swansea city. i do feel sorry for kj he done a good job here but what can you do when you got players out all the time and players fighting in night clubs. what kind of pros are you??? what a load of rubbish.
15/02/2007 14:34:00
as long as u dnt take martin allen i wish u the best of luck finding a new manager
the rodge
15/02/2007 14:40:00
about effing time the knob was *****e ! done well thought must admit !!
15/02/2007 15:00:00
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