Football: Jackett appointed Wolves manager

Fading English giants Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday announced that they have appointed former Millwall manager Kenny Jackett as their new head coach.

The 51-year-old succeeds fellow Welshman Dean Saunders, who was sacked after Wolves were relegated to third-tier League One earlier this month. Jackett stepped down from his role at Millwall on the same day.

"I am both proud and delighted to have been appointed head coach at Wolves, and am really looking forward to the challenge ahead," Jackett told the Wolves website.

Jackett spent six years at Millwall, guiding the London club to promotion up to the Championship in 2010 and leading them to the semi-finals of this season's FA Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium in a match overshadowed by violent clashes between the club's fans.

He will hope to enjoy similar success with three-time league champions Wolves, who have suffered successive relegations and will begin the 2013-14 season in the third tier for the first time since 1989.