Kenny resigns but what next for Millwall?

Kenny Jackett

To some it seems inevitable, to others it was completely shocking..

But Kenny Jackett has resigned as Millwall manager.

Jackett resigned three days after the Championship season ended after feeling he’d taken us as far as he could.

It was gutting to see he resigned, but maybe he was right…

This season saw the Lions needing to rely on other results on the final day in order to stay in the division. Whereas in December we were play off contenders.

Jackets poor January signings led us to a bottom five finish. Plus rumours of unhappy players not wanting to play for the manager don’t help, if you lose the dressing room, maybe it’s time to go…

I was hoping he would stay for atleast another year, give him a chance to make right the mistakes made, you don’t become a bad manager overnight.

Plus we have to remember what Kenny has done for the club. Remember when he came in we were looking at relegation to League Two. He kept us up, made us stronger, and promoted us two years later. Then we had a play-off push to the Premier League in the first season back in the Championship.

He’s the greatest manager I will see during my lifetime at The Den, I’m pretty sure of that.

In all of KJ’s years here it either involved a play-off push or relegation battle, no middle ground.┬áNever boring being a Millwall fan…

Of course this season also included an F.A Cup semi final appearance at Wembley. The third time in five seasons ‘Wall would make the short trip to the national stadium.

But in all honesty this very well was the final nail in KJ’s coffin. The further we got the fixtures piled up. Maybe just not having the cup to distract us, we could’ve finished higher.

KJ gave me my first ever taste of success as a Millwall fan. Thanks KJ for all the memories.

Now it’s who to see who could come in. With Owen Coyle being put in as bookies favourite. I wouldn’t mind him coming in but can’t see it happening.

Neil Warnock, semi retired?

Darren Ferguson, wouldn’t be let go.

Dean Saunders, two relegations in two years.

Karl Robinson, unproven and looking poor at Mk Dons.

Its a tough decision and let’s hope Berylson makes the right decision. With the delicate situation we are in now, the wrong choice of manager will surely spell relegation back to League 1.

JB, it’s down to you, don’t let us down…