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Report: Ipswich's McKenna considering offers from Chelsea, Brighton

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Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna is weighing up three Premier League job offers, according to The Times' Gary Jacob.

Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion are willing to meet McKenna's personal demands and pay the reported £6 million in compensation to Ipswich Town to appoint him as head coach. McKenna could also remain at Portman Road, where newly promoted Ipswich have offered him a new deal worth £6 million a season, Jacob reports.

Chelsea mutually parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday following a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League. Roberto De Zerbi stepped down as Brighton boss at the end of the season.

McKenna is also on Manchester United's shortlist should Erik ten Hag leave the club after Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester City, according to The Guardian's Jamie Jackson. However, Thomas Tuchel appears to be the front-runner for that potential position.

McKenna, 38, is hot property after guiding Ipswich to back-to-back promotions. The Northern Irishman has implemented a varied and watchable playing style in Suffolk while developing a reputation for improving players rather than relying on the transfer market for upgrades. He won the League Managers Association's Manager of the Year this week; since 2000, only three other bosses working below England's top tier have won the award.

If Brighton fail in their pursuit of McKenna, they could work on bringing Graham Potter back to the club, Jacob understands. Potter left Brighton for Chelsea in September 2022 but lasted less than seven months in his role.

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