Ipswich Town Man Linked With Top European Club

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna has done an incredible job at Portman Road and has been garnering interest from a top club in Europe, according to reports.

The Tractor Boys have had the year of a lifetime. Having missed out on the League One title last season to eventual winners Plymouth Argyle, very few punters would have predicted that McKenna’s side would be top of the Championship with merely seven games of the regular season remaining.

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The East Anglian outfit had raced into an early battle with Leicester City for the top spot in England’s second tier early in the campaign. However, a difficult end to 2023 and start to 2024 put any talk of promotion on the back burner, particularly with Leeds United‘s points tally rapidly ascending.

After 32 games, Ipswich Town were sitting third in the league, 12 points behind the Foxes. Seven matches later, Leicester have suffered four defeats while McKenna’s side have picked up six victories, shooting them to the top of the table.

The style of football has been the most impressive aspect of Ipswich’s success this season. As opposed to sitting deep and fighting for survival, McKenna’s team constantly look to be on the front foot, hence why they are the top goalscorers in the division with 81 goals in 39 matches.

Unfortunately, due to the side’s success this term, McKenna has left an impression on many clubs in English football and abroad. It was reported earlier in the month by BILD that VfB Stuttgart have lined up the Northern Irishman as a potential successor for Sebastian Hoeness if the latter leaves for Bayern Munich this summer.

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Now, reports in The Netherlands, via Sport Witness, have claimed that Dutch giants Ajax have touted McKenna as their next manager after being impressed with the job he’s done at Portman Road.

Writer’s View

Ajax have had a dismal campaign so far and sit sixth in the Eredivisie, 31 points behind runaway league leaders PSV Eindhoven. It will be quite a large task for McKenna to get the former European champions back to the top.

However, it was a difficult job to get Ipswich Town promoted to the Championship and even harder to have the team on the cusp of a return to the Premier League for the first time in over two decades, yet he did it. Nevertheless, if the Tractor Boys do return to the promised land, it’s unlikely that McKenna will leave the club.


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