Ipswich appoint Kieran McKenna as manager after he leaves Manchester United | Football News

Ipswich Town have appointed Kieran McKenna as their new manager after stepping down as manager of Manchester United’s first team.

McKenna, 35, succeeds Paul Cook by becoming the 19th manager in club history after signing a three-year contract.

The Northern Irishman worked on the first team coaching staff at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before remaining in his position following the arrival of interim manager Ralf Rangnick earlier this month.

Prior to his first-team appointment at United, he was in charge of the club’s U18 squad.

The former Portsmouth and Wigan Cook boss was sacked after a nine-month stint at Ipswich, ending after a streak of two in the last nine games of his term.

Ipswich have put John McGreal in charge on an interim basis, with the club since recording a league defeat and draw before Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at League Two Barrow in the FA Cup second round replay.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Wigan Athletic and Ipswich Town

The Tractor Boys, 12th in League One, host Sunderland, third in the standings, at Portman Road in the league on Saturday.

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