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Jackett required at City
07 Mar 2007 - 09:32:05
Manchester City have named the former Swansea City boss Kenny Jackett as their new reserve team manager.
Jackett left the Swans last month after spending almost three years in charge of the League One side.
City boss Stuart Pearce told the club's official website: "We're delighted to have him here.
"He is someone that I had hoped to bring in at some stage and had previously thought about working with.
"I've known Kenny for a good length of time. I've worked on courses with him, I've played schoolboy football with him and he's someone who I've always felt could do a good job. It was fortunate for me the timing of it.
"He's worked at Swansea for three years and did extremely well there with a promotion, a play-off and was in seventh in the league when he was moved on. I think in our respect we've done extremely good business getting Kenny in.
"He'll take our reserves, but because of the squad and the nature of how we operate he will be working with the first team for a fair proportion of the week and will be involved on match days at the weekend.
"He's enthusiastic, he's a good man and I think he'll be a major asset to this football club.
"I have two assistants now that have both managed and that in some ways is invaluable. Steve Wigley has been a fantastic help to me and Kenny will fit in well.
"Maybe at the end of the changes I now have a better staff than I did two weeks ago."