Football - Ollie shocked by Jackett departure

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway was surprised to see his friend Kenny Jackett quit as Millwall manager.

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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."

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