MX23RW : Wednesday, June 19 10:02:56| >> :60:3088:3088:

Manchester United 'hold talks with first manager on four-man shortlist of Erik ten Hag replacements'

Man United 'hold talks with first manager on four-man shortlist of Ten Hag replacements'
© Reuters
Manchester United reportedly hold talks with Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna after placing him on a four-man shortlist of potential successors to Erik ten Hag.

Manchester United have reportedly held talks with Kieran McKenna after the Ipswich Town boss was identified as one of four candidates to replace Erik ten Hag.

Despite having a year left to run on his contract, Ten Hag appears to be nearing the exit door following a tumultuous campaign.

The Dutchman oversaw a Champions League group-stage exit and a disappointing eighth-placed finish in the Premier League.

Ten Hag still has the chance to claim silverware this season, with Man United set to face rivals Manchester City in Saturday's FA Cup final.

However, new Man United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe could opt for a change of manager even if Ten Hag leads the club to FA Cup glory.

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna on April 30, 2024© Reuters

Man United open talks with McKenna

According to Sky Sports News, Man United have already held talks with McKenna about taking on the managerial job at Old Trafford.

The report claims that McKenna's representatives recently met with new Man United chief executive Omar Berrada and technical director Jason Wilcox.

McKenna previously worked at Man United as the club's Under-18 manager, before he stepped up to assist Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The 38-year-old has since built a reputation as an up-and-coming manager after leading Ipswich to back-to-back promotions.

In addition to Man United, Chelsea are also believed to be keen to appoint the Ipswich boss following the recent departure of Mauricio Pochettino.

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna celebrates after the match on March 29, 2024© Reuters

McKenna features on a four-man shortlist

As per The Times, Man United have supposedly placed McKenna on a four-man shortlist alongside Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel and Brentford's Thomas Frank.

The Man United hierarchy are considering Pochettino after being particularly impressed with his work with Tottenham Hotspur, where he developed young players and led the club to their first Champions League final.

Like Pochettino, former Chelsea boss Tuchel is back on the job market, having parted ways with German giants Bayern Munich.

Tuchel is still a highly sought-after manager despite overseeing Bayern's first trophyless campaign since 2011-12.

Meanwhile, Frank appears to be on Man United and Chelsea's radar after establishing Brentford as a Premier League side.

Brentford would demand compensation to sanction Frank's departure, with the Dane under contract until the summer of 2027.

ID:544385:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect5733:

Next Manchester United manager - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Erik ten Hag

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna on April 30, 2024
Read Next:
Chelsea 'handed major boost in Kieran McKenna pursuit'
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.
rhs 2.0
Euro 2024 fixtures header
Wednesday, June 19
Thursday, June 20
Group Stage
Friday, June 21
Saturday, June 22
Sunday, June 23
Monday, June 24
Tuesday, June 25
Wednesday, June 26
Saturday, June 29
Sunday, June 30
Monday, July 1
Tuesday, July 2
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 10
Sunday, July 14
Tables header RHS

Group A

1 Germany Germany11003
2 Switzerland Switzerland11003
3 Hungary Hungary10010
4 Scotland flag Scotland10010

Group B

1 Spain Spain11003
2 Italy Italy11003
3 Albania national flag Albania10010
4 Croatia Croatia10010

Group C

1 England flag England11003
2 Denmark Denmark10101
3 Slovenia Slovenia10101
4 Serbia Serbia10010

Group D

1 Netherlands Netherlands11003
2 France France11003
3 Poland Poland10010
4 Austria Austria10010

Group E

1 Romania Romania11003
2 Slovakia Slovakia11003
3 Belgium Belgium10010
4 Ukraine Ukraine10010

Group F

1 Turkey Turkey11003
2 Portugal Portugal11003
3 Czech Republic Czech Republic10010
4 Georgia Georgia10010

Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
Argentina's Lionel Messi kisses the World Cup trophy after collecting the Golden Ball award on December 18, 2022Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!