Kenny Jackett speaks out ahead of his Rotherham return

Kenny Jackett makes his first return to Rotherham on Saturday bearing no grudges.

Jackett, who brings his Portsmouth side to South Yorkshire, walked out on the Millers just 39 days into his spell last year with the club on the way to Championship relegation, having replaced Alan Stubbs.

The former Millwall and Wolves boss took charge of just five games before bolting, only 48 hours after speaking positively about the future of the club.

 

A frosty reception is sure to greet him as he takes his place in the away dugout at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, one he will have frequented more times than the home one.

But Jackett, who spoke warmly about his replacement Paul Warne, is only focused on the game.

“There are no grudges,” he said in his pre-match press conference. “Paul Warne was there as fitness coach when I was there, I found him really good and I always have time for him.

“He was a very popular player and is a good guy, a very good guy. I bear no grudges to anybody there. Also, for me, it just happens to be our next game.

“We are playing a competitor, but even so when you play somebody inside or outside the top 10 there is a maximum three points there and you want them.

“Every game I am consistent in myself how I approach them and no one game is more important than the other.

“And Paul is somebody I have a lot of time for, I found him very engaging.”

Jackett lost four of his five games at the helm and is the club’s shortest serving manager.

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