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      Ipswich manager had been linked to Blues' vacancy

      McKenna out of Blues managerial race

      2024/05/27 10:52
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      Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna is reportedly no longer in the running to become Chelsea’s next manager.

      According to the BBC, the 38-year-old was shortlisted for the vacancy after the Blues parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino last week.

      The BBC report states that there a trio of candidates still under consideration: former Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi, Leicester's Enzo Maresca and Brentford's Thomas Frank.

      Although a move to Stamford Bridge now appears unlikely, former Manchester United assistant manager McKenna is still being linked with a return to Old Trafford - should the Red Devils sack Erik ten Hag - along with a switch to manager-less Brighton.

      After leading the Tractor Boys to back-to-back promotions, Ipswich are expected to offer McKenna a new contract - but it is understood he is unlikely to renew his existing deal.

      He is currently contracted to Ipswich until 2027 and, should McKenna leave Portman Road, at least £4m compensation will need to be paid to secure his services. 

      De Zerbi and Maresca are reportedly both keen on joining Chelsea, but the BBC article suggests less is known about the nature of talks with Brentford boss Frank. 
       



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      Kieran McKenna
      NameKieran McKenna
      Born/Age1986-05-14(38 -yrs-old)
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      2024-05-27 12h35m by sparkerfield
      Not surprised that McKenna isn't in the running for Chelsea manager anymore. Good luck to him wherever he ends up!
      LH
      2024-05-27 12h21m by lhalliday_bart
      I'm disappointed to hear that McKenna is no longer in the running for Chelsea's manager position. He did a great job at Ipswich and deserves a shot at a top club.
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      2024-05-27 12h14m by a_12_shawcross
      Surprised by this news. McKenna seemed like a top candidate for Chelsea. Wonder who they'll choose now
      2024-05-27 11h33m by l_10_brownfield
      Not too surprised at this news. McKenna has done well at Ipswich, but I don't see him making the jump to a big club like Chelsea just yet. Maybe in the future though.
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