Kieran McKenna / Ipswich manager

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Would pretty much get rid of the old regime.
 

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Hopefully he goes there and plays some good football.

Would shut up a lot of the armchair coaches/managers in here
 

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Surprised they're going for him rather than Carrick but there you go, good luck to him if he gets the job.
 

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Great opportunity at a great club. Will follow with interest to see how he does.
 

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If this is true, it means RR is here to stay longer than 6 months as manager. No management going to allow any interim this much freedom to overhaul the whole full setup. That leaves Phelan. Always thought he was more manager material than mckenna. But okay.
 

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Good opportunity for him, can’t begrudge him that. Good luck to him.
 

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Been eager to see him in a managerial role for a while now, think he has potential judging by his work in the youth setup.
 

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If he goes, thanks and the best of luck you him. Would be interesting to see if he’s a coach or is he capable of management if that’s what it’s talking about
 

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Massive opportunity for him, would be a great move.
 

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If this is true, it means RR is here to stay longer than 6 months as manager. No management going to allow any interim this much freedom to overhaul the whole full setup. That leaves Phelan. Always thought he was more manager material than mckenna. But okay.
Does it ?
For me it means the next manager will bring in his own people.
 

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Took some ridiculous and unfounded criticism at times.

It probably won't say much for how good his coaching was or is but it should be interesting in its own right.
 

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How taking a managerial work from a third division team is a "great opportunity"?

I mean coaches need to start up somewhere, but 3rd division? No matter how well he does no premier team will look into it, the best he can aim it's either going up with Ipswich to the championship or doing well enough so a championship team notice him.

I think it's a step down really, my logic says you're closer to manage a premier league team if you work as a coach in a top team than as a manager of a third division team.
 

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This is too big an opportunity to pass up, I think he'll take it on.

All the best to him if he does.
 

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How taking a managerial work from a third division team is a "great opportunity"?

I mean coaches need to start up somewhere, but 3rd division? No matter how well he does no premier team will look into it, the best he can aim it's either going up with Ipswich to the championship or doing well enough so a championship team notice him.

I think it's a step down really, my logic says you're closer to manage a premier league team if you work as a coach in a top team than as a manager of a third division team.
Not really, because there is not a single chance a premiership team is going to take on an unheralded coach with no experience in management.

Managing at a third division side means you have an opportunity to progress in the field of management if you do well. Relevant experience.
 

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How taking a managerial work from a third division team is a "great opportunity"?

I mean coaches need to start up somewhere, but 3rd division? No matter how well he does no premier team will look into it, the best he can aim it's either going up with Ipswich to the championship or doing well enough so a championship team notice him.

I think it's a step down really, my logic says you're closer to manage a premier league team if you work as a coach in a top team than as a manager of a third division team.
Of course it’s a great opportunity, it’s a managerial role. Everyone slates coaches/players being gifted jobs & to start lower down. McKenna is doing just that and he’s getting grief for it.
 

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Not fussed, he's still young enough to work his way back up.

He seems like a decent coach, has a good track record with the youth teams, but I think being part of the Utd first team coaching setup just came too soon for him.
 

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Wait they're in L1? Always thought they were an eternal Championship club. What a fall from grace.
 

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Good. Never been impressed him, despite the plaudits he's received. Good luck anyway.
 

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Good step for him to take although he was the only one of the Ole era i hoped would stay and learn under Ragnick, it felt like that was what he needed.

Might shut Roy Keane up a bit too if he does well.
 

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Surprised they're going for him rather than Carrick but there you go, good luck to him if he gets the job.
The Carrick who only announced a week ago that he wants a break from football to focus on his family?
 

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If this is true, it means RR is here to stay longer than 6 months as manager. No management going to allow any interim this much freedom to overhaul the whole full setup. That leaves Phelan. Always thought he was more manager material than mckenna. But okay.
This is nothing to do with RR, McKenna's been offered a managerial role and clearly wants to take it?
How taking a managerial work from a third division team is a "great opportunity"?

I mean coaches need to start up somewhere, but 3rd division? No matter how well he does no premier team will look into it, the best he can aim it's either going up with Ipswich to the championship or doing well enough so a championship team notice him.

I think it's a step down really, my logic says you're closer to manage a premier league team if you work as a coach in a top team than as a manager of a third division team.
What a bizarre take. It's a managerial job at a big club who have been performing way below their level over the past few years.

As for the arrogance of "coaches need to start up somewhere, but 3rd dvision" comment. fecking disgusting frankly. 3rd division is a lot higher than where the majority of coaches in this country start out unless they've played a high level.
 

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Good luck to him, a decent role that. I won't be watching them but it'll be interesting to hear how they do under him.
 

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Fab news. No longer have to see his Phil Neville esque face being consulted everytime shit hits the fan or we are languishing in a sustained period of mediocrity on the field.

I know it is not his fault by the way; I just welcome a change for both him and the club.
 

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35yrs old and being offered the chance to manage Blackburn Rovers Ipswich, even if they're in 3rd division ?
Take it.
 
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Good luck to him. Signifies a clean break from the past regime (with just Phelan left), and it's too good a job to turn down.