Lions scotch boss reports
Millwall have insisted they are yet to appoint a new boss ¿ despite reports suggesting Kenny Jackett had the job.
Last Updated: 12/10/07 12:32pm
Millwall have insisted they are yet to appoint a new boss - despite reports to the contrary.
The rumour-mill went into over-drive after the Lions sacked Willie Donachie on Monday night, with some reports suggesting Kenny Jackett had already been named as the new boss.
But the Lions have moved quickly to scotch these reports, insisting their managerial selection process is still in full swing.
A statement from the club on Friday said: "Reports that Millwall have already appointed a successor to Willie Donachie as manager of the football club are both inaccurate and premature.
"A shortlist of candidates is in the process of being drawn up and interviews are likely to start shortly.
"At this stage it is anticipated that an announcement will not be made until the latter part of next week at the earliest."
A former Wales international, Jackett is currently reserve team manager at Manchester City. He previously spent almost three years as Swansea's manager before he was sacked in February.
Millwall player Richard Shaw, assisted by Colin West, has temporarily taken charge of the Lions ahead of Saturday's game at Gillingham.
But 39-year-old Shaw has ruled himself out of taking on the job permanently as he wants to focus on prolonging his playing career.
Donachie received the sack little over a year after he arrived at the club, with the Lions currently sitting bottom of League One with just eight points from their opening ten games.
He took charge in September last year after Nigel Spackman was sacked and successfully guided the team away from the foot of the table to safety.
But the axe fell before he could try and perform a similar feat this time around.