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Ipswich Town change Kieran McKenna price after Man United contacted manager



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Ipswich Town have adjusted their price tag following Manchester United’s interest in manager Kiran McKenna to replace Erik ten Hag.

Last week, the first reports emerged that Manchester United have held concrete talks with Kieran McKenna’s agents amid the possibility of the Ipswich Town manager taking over from Erik ten Hag next season.

Erik ten Hag‘s future as manager of Manchester United is under great scrutiny. The club’s poor results all season have left it in a bind.

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While multiple reliable reports have explained that no immediate decision has been made and that the Dutchman will remain in charge for the final three games of the campaign, there is no guarantee that he will continue beyond this summer.

Many names have been linked to the United job in the last four months, with those such as Thomas TuchelGareth Southgate, and Graham Potter surfacing repeatedly, but it has been stressed many times that no final decision has been settled.

United in contact

According to the Manchester Evening News, United have expressed interest in McKenna along with Chelsea and Brighton.

McKenna has stunned English football by handing Ipswich a promotion from League One to the Premier League in his first two seasons as manager, which has prompted many to dub him the most exciting young manager in the country.

The report further explains that United and Chelsea have both held contact with McKenna’s representatives should either club decide to change manager in the summer.

A price increase

However, a report from Championship journalist Alan Nixon has explained that the transfer fee for McKenna has gone from £4 million to £6 million following Ipswich’s promotion to the Premier League.

It is said that this will not stop United from making a bid for him and will likely not deter Brighton from doing so either, with Roberto de Zerbi now departing the South Coast club.

Brighton are said to hold significant interest in the English manager but may need to act quickly to secure what is described as their top target, with United toying with the idea of replacing Ten Hag with McKenna this summer.