By Wayne Veysey

21st May, 2021 | 10:54am

Sources: Jackett agrees deal to become new Leyton Orient manager

Kenny Jackett has agreed a deal to become the new Leyton Orient manager, Football Insider understands.

The League Two outfit have been on the hunt for a permanent new manager since parting company with Ross Embleton in February.

A source told Football Insider that an announcement is set to be made in the coming days after a breakthrough in talks.

Orient finished 11th in the fourth tier this season as Jobi McAnuff took charge of the side’s last 16 matches following Embleton’s dismissal.

Jackett himself was dismissed by Portsmouth in March after a run of one win in seven games saw them slip away from the League One play-off places.

The 59-year-old steered Pompey towards EFL Trophy success in 2018-19, beating Sunderland on penalties in the final at Wembley.

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He almost repeated the feat the following campaign, reaching the final once again before losing out to Salford City on penalties.

But despite reaching the play-offs twice in three-and-a-half seasons on the south coast, Jackett was unable to secure passage to the Championship with Portsmouth.

After it was confirmed that caretaker McAnuff would not continue as Orient boss, chairman Nigel Travis said: “The recruitment of players is underway and so it will be a busy summer.”

Jackett will hope he is backed sufficiently in the transfer market to see his new side promoted to the third tier for the first time since 2015.

He has two promotions under his belt as a manager, both from League One, with Milwall and Wolves in the 2009-10 and 2013-14 campaigns respectively.

In other news, Huddersfield set to re-sign Jordan Rhodes.