Jackett Required For Rotherhamby Mick Bates / 21 October 2016, 12:26Tweet
As expected, current free-agent Kenny Jackett has been appointed the manager of Championship side Rotherham United, replacing Alan Stubbs who was sacked after just five months in charge on Wednesday, brought on after the South Yorkshire club suffered their sixth consecutive defeat in the league.
The Millers currently find themselves sitting at the very bottom of the Championship table with just one solitary win from their opening 13 games this season, seven points away from safety.
Jackett was previously in charge of Wolves, where he had spent the last three years before being sacked in July when the club was taken over by the Chinese conglomerate Fosun International. He will become Rotherham's fifth full-time manager since the start of the 2015/16 season.
Jackett has been given a three-year-deal with the club and will be taking charge of the side when they meet Reading at home on Saturday.
With Jackett now in full-time employment again it takes him out of the running for the Shrewsbury Town vacancy where he had been one of the leading contenders, Grimsby Town's Paul Hurst is now odds on for the job.