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Kieran McKenna Next Club Odds: Ipswich boss signs new deal at Portman Road

We take a look at where Kieran McKenna's future may lie after steering Ipswich to promotion to the Premier League.

It's little wonder that McKenna's stock is so high this summer after masterminding Ipswich Town's recent resurgence.

The Tractor Boys had been languishing in the third-tier of English football for three seasons prior to the former Manchester United coach's arrival in Suffolk.

However, successive promotions, from League One in 2023 and the Championship 12 months later, have transformed Ipswich's fortunes to such an extent that some of the biggest clubs in world football are taking notice.

McKenna may only be a rookie in terms of first-team management, but he's already caught the attention of the likes of Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United as all three clubs gear up for a potential summer of change.

Despite a number of big clubs having been reportedly interested in prising McKenna away from Ipswich, the Northern Irishman has put pen to paper on a new contract to keep him at Portman Road.

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Despite Manchester United's attentions being firmly on Saturday's FA Cup final showdown with Manchester City, there are already rumours circling that United are set to part ways with their Dutch boss regardless of the outcome of the Wembley showpiece.

Following his exit from Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino was immediately installed as the favourite to take over the managerial reins in the red half of Manchester, although it's now McKenna at the top of the betting.

Ten Hag's last chance to salvage any shred of respectability for what has been a hugely disappointing 2023/24 campaign will come in London on Saturday afternoon, with the expectation that his time in charge will come to an abrupt end if United are beaten.

If the club do opt to pull the trigger, then it would come as no surprise if they were to quickly turn their attentions towards a man who would need absolutely no introduction to life at Old Trafford.

McKenna spent five years with the club prior to taking on his current role at Portman Road, acting as U18 coach before serving as assistant manager under Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralph Rangnick.

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It's not just the potentially soon to be vacant managerial role at Manchester United that McKenna has been touted for, but the 38-year-old has also been linked with the Brighton hotseat too.

Roberto De Zerbi's decision to leave the Seagulls on the eve of their final day showdown with Manchester United came as a huge blow to the club's supporters.

Brighton will be seeking an appointment to fit their model by playing attractive, front-footed football as well as working under stringent financial restraints, with the hope of finding unearthed talent and developing them into big money assets.

Graham Potter is also in the running to make what would be a controversial return to the Amex Stadium given the manner of his exit for Chelsea a couple of years ago.

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Chelsea are searching for a sixth head coach in two years and it's little wonder that McKenna has captured their interest.

Mauricio Pochettino paid the price for what the Blues hierarchy perceived to be another underperforming campaign, opting to relinquish the former Tottenham Hotspur boss of his duties half through his two-year deal.

It's believed that Chelsea are looking towards a younger coach and McKenna would certainly seem to fit the bill; especially given the remarkable work he has carried out with Ipswich over the past two-and-a-half years.

A whole host of names are in the running for the role at Stamford Bridge, including Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca, Brentford boss Thomas Frank and former manager Jose Mourinho.

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