Kieran McKenna set to sign new Ipswich Town deal despite Manchester United and Brighton links

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna
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 Kieran McKenna looks set to stand by Ipswich Town after guiding them from League One to the Premier League – despite claims of interest from established top-flight clubs.

The Northern Irishman was linked with Chelsea before it became apparent that Leicester City’s Enzo Maresca – who also won automatic promotion from the Championship this season – is the leading target for the vacancy left behind by Mauricio Pochettino’s departure.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.