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The Long Haul!


10:00 20th March 2014

Jackett relishing pressure at helm

Kenny Jackett’s immediate focus is to help Wolves return to the sort of form which saw them break the club record with nine successive wins to propel them to the top of the Sky Bet League One table.

And beyond that he has set his sights on the sort of landmark achieved by two of his predecessors in the Molineux hotseat Graham Turner and Graham Taylor – presiding over 1,000 fixtures.

Wolves’ Head Coach also relishes the pressure of being involved at the sharp end in the hotseat – and so a hopeful promotion push over the last ten games holds no fears.

“Football management is a pressurised situation,” says Jackett.

“There is pressure if you are at a small club and are bottom of the League.

“I do think that pressure is something that you put on yourself, I think that’s where it is.

“I don’t think you get any longer at a small club at the bottom of the League these days.

“It is definitely not a secure job. It is less secure, of course it is, the other side is that going back to when I was playing if you have been sacked or ‘moved on’ there is not the stigma now, is there?

“Whoever you are, whether you’re top or bottom, you need to win your next game.”

“I have been fortunate that since leaving school I have been in continuous employment. I have been very, very proud of that.”

In his tenures at Watford, Swansea, Millwall and now Wolves, Jackett’s tally of games as Head Coach or Manager has reached the upper 500’s.

But his desire continues to burn brightly.

“I want to continue and for my own personal achievements if I can manage 1,000 games that would be great,” he added.

“I know I am probably a good few hundred off. I think I am somewhere over 500, but I would love to manage 1,000 games. That would be a great achievement.”

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