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Man Utd players have already made their feelings known about Kieran McKenna replacing Erik ten Hag

Man Utd players have already made their feelings known about Kieran McKenna replacing Erik ten Hag

Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna is now a man demand, with former club Man United one of many interested parties.

Manchester United players have already made their feelings clear on potential next manager Kieran McKenna as rumours of talks being held emerge.

On Thursday it was reported that Thomas Tuchel was the frontrunner for the manager's job at United should they decide to sack Erik ten Hag.

Ten Hag's future is still unclear after one of United's worst seasons in their history saw them finish eighth in the Premier League.

They still have the FA Cup final with Manchester City final on Saturday, with plenty of speculation that Ten Hag's fate will be decided after the game.

But while it was said that Tuchel was in the frame, a second report said that United had actually held "informal discussions" with four candidates.

Tuchel is one, as well as fellow free agent Mauricio Pochettino, Brentford's Thomas Frank and Ipswich Town boss McKenna.

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The 38-year-old is also being courted by both Chelsea and Brighton, who are on the hunt for a new manager.

McKenna took his first managerial post with Ipswich in 2021 and has guided the club to back-to-back promotions in impressive fashion.

They have replicated Southampton's success of going from League One to the Premier League in two seasons but McKenna may well move onto pastures new.

McKenna left Spurs to become United's Under 18 manager in 2016 and eventually progressed to the first-team coaching staff, serving as assistant to Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Image: Getty

However, during his time as a coach at United, there were a flurry of reports regarding what United stars thought of him.

One piece from The Telegraph said that some felt his sessions were more suited to academy football, with The Times following up and adding detail that a section were left "uninspired".

The Athletic, meanwhile, say that some senior players found the sessions to be "schoolmastery" on occasion.

The trio of reports has led many United fans to conclude that the group would have no issue throwing McKenna "under the boss".

The Championship Manager of the Season has a contract until 2027.

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Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag