Following a thorough recruitment process, Jackett put pen to paper on a one-year rolling contract to become the club’s First Team Manager in May 2021.
A promotion winner with three clubs, Jackett’s managerial career began at Watford in 1996, a club he had made over 330 appearances for in his career.
Promotions followed at his next three clubs, guiding Swansea City up from League Two in 2004/05, before then taking Millwall up to the Championship via Wembley in 2009/10.
In his next role, Jackett steered Wolves to a League One title, setting a divisional record of 103 points, and picking up the Manager of the Year award in the process.
A short spell at Rotherham United was followed by four years at Portsmouth, where Jackett picked up the Football League Trophy for the second time in his career, departing with a win rate of over 50%.
After parting company with Pompey in March 2021, Jackett has been eyeing his return to football, and saw Leyton Orient as the club perfectly matching his own ambitions.
“I see Leyton Orient as a Club full of potential. That’s the attraction. My own personal ambition is to take us to the next level.”