Man Utd chooses promoted coach to replace Erik ten Hag? - recsporttv/ GitHub Wiki

Man Utd puts newly promoted coach on the list of candidates to replace Erik ten Hag. According to The Guardian, Man Utd has contacted the representative of Mr. Kieran McKenna to discuss the position of head coach of the team at Old Trafford for the upcoming season. This is the coach who has just helped Ipswich Town secure promotion to the Premier League for the next season.

The future of Manager Erik ten Hag is likely to be decided by the Manchester United leadership after the FA Cup final. In case of the worst scenario, Old Trafford is urgently seeking qualified candidates to replace the Dutch strategist. Kieran McKenna is the latest option being mentioned.

Coach Kieran McKenna

Mr. McKenna was appointed as the head coach of Ipswich Town in December 2021. After two seasons in charge, the Northern Irish strategist excellently helped the Suffolk-based team achieve back-to-back promotions, from EFL League One to the Championship and then from the Championship to the Premier League, for the first time since 2002.

Prior to that, Coach McKenna had a spell in the coaching staff at Old Trafford. In the 2016/17 season, he was the head coach of the Manchester United U18 team, while also serving as a scout for the first team.

After two seasons with the U18 team, Mr. McKenna was appointed as the assistant first-team coach for Manchester United from 2018 to 2021. During this time, he had the opportunity to work alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (168 games), Jose Mourinho (24 games), Ralf Rangnick (3 games), and Michael Carrick (3 games).

Manchester United is not the only Premier League club seeking the services of the 38-year-old captain. Brighton has also made moves to approach the Ipswich Town manager, in case Roberto De Zerbi moves to Serie A this summer.

The Northern Irish coach signed a new contract with Ipswich Town last summer and still has three years left on his contract until the summer of 2027 with the East Anglian club.