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McKenna Named LMA Championship Manager of the Year
Tuesday, 21st May 2024 22:46

Town boss Kieran McKenna has been named the Championship Manager of the Year Award at this evening’s LMA Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.

McKenna was sat alongside Blues CEO Mark Ashton and other Town staff at the annual LMA (League Managers Association) Awards, which are voted on by league bosses.

The Town manager previously won the EFL Championship award following the Blues’ brilliant 2023/24 season in which they finished second in the division, a year after winning promotion from League One.

Speculation regarding Chelsea’s interest in McKenna has been renewed since news of Mauricio Pochettino’s departure from Stamford Bridge broke early this evening.

The Northern Irishman is claimed to be among the West Londoners’ potential targets, however, it be a surprise if they were to appoint a manager who is yet to take charge of a game in the top flight.

Brighton remain keen and McKenna is still the favourite for the Seagulls job with most bookies but with Nice boss Francesco Farioli, departing manager Roberto de Zerbi’s pick for the role, increasingly favoured by others.

The Blues are understood to be ready to pull out all the stops to keep McKenna at Portman Road ahead of their first season in the Premier League for 22 years.

McKenna is contracted to Town until the summer of 2027 having signed new terms last summer. Compensation of £6 million would reportedly be due to the Blues should another club seek to appoint him.

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MVBlue added 22:53 - May 21
Fans, footballers, critics and experts love him. Well done.

BlueArrow added 23:05 - May 21
Never in doubt well done Kieran fantastic performance

Gforce added 23:37 - May 21
Huge congratulations King Keiran, well deserved,for an amazing season.
Hands off to all the vultures, he's going nowhere!!

mickcosh added 23:48 - May 21
Well done you deserve it please stay let’s see how far we get in the premiership

north_stand77 added 00:04 - May 22
Congratulations Kieran, please don't go anywhere else just yet!

bobble added 02:49 - May 22
thats a picture of our keiran in the ring after he knocked out the man city manager in the 3rd round............

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