Championship: Ian Holloway shocked to see Kenny Jackett quit as Millwall manager
Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway has revealed his surprise to see his friend Kenny Jackett quit as Millwall manager.
Last Updated: 10/05/13 12:09pm
Jackett resigned on Tuesday after six-and-a-half years at The Den, saying he felt it was time for a new challenge.
Palace had battled to a goalless draw with Millwall seven days earlier and Holloway admitted he had no idea Jackett was thinking of leaving.
"I had a drink with him after the game on the Tuesday night and there was no indication he was feeling like that at all," said Holloway.
"But he was the longest-standing manager and the atmosphere down there, worrying they might go down, was really tense.
"Maybe he feels he needs a change. It's been nearly seven years in one place and after getting to the semi-final of the FA Cup, maybe he's had enough.
"But looking back at his time there no-one could deny how well he has done."