Manchester United coach Kieran McKenna set to be named Ipswich manager | Football News

Ipswich Town will appoint Manchester United first team manager Kieran McKenna as their new manager.

The League One club is expected to announce Northern Irishman McKenna, 35, as Paul Cook’s successor in the coming days.

McKenna 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 Ralph Rangnick earlier this month.

Prior to his first-team appointment at United, he was in charge of the club’s Under 18 team.

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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The highlights of the Sky Bet League One match between Wigan Athletic and Ipswich Town.

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

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