Ipswich Town: Carlton Palmer outlines “legend” status Kieran McKenna is on the cusp of amid seven-figure compensation claims

Ipswich Town: Carlton Palmer outlines “legend” status Kieran McKenna is on the cusp of amid seven-figure compensation claims
Carlton Palmer tells FLW his thoughts on Kieran McKenna’s situation at Ipswich Town


Ipswich Town have placed a £4 million asking price on the future of manager Kieran McKenna.

According to Alan Nixon, it will take up to £4 million for the Championship side to part ways with their head coach.

McKenna oversaw promotion to the Championship last season with a second place finish in League One.

The 37-year-old is now leading the charge for another promotion battle this year, with the Tractor Boys currently second in the table in the second division.

This has led to some speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League, with Crystal Palace reportedly eyeing the Ipswich boss as a potential replacement for Roy Hodgson.

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Where are Ipswich Town in the Championship table?

Championship Table (As it stands w/c October 9th)
Team P GD Pts
1 Leicester City 11 17 30
2 Ipswich Town 11 12 28
3 Preston North End 11 -2 20
4 Sunderland 11 8 19
5 Leeds United 11 6 19
6 Birmingham City 11 4 18
7 Norwich City 11 2 17
8 Cardiff City 11 2 17

McKenna’s side have won nine of their first 11 games in the Championship, which has the team competing in the automatic promotion places.

The Tractor Boys are eight points clear of third place Preston North End, with a 4-2 win over Ryan Lowe’s side before the October international break extending the gap between the two teams.

Leaders Leicester City are just two points clear, with the pair running away with things at the top of the second division standings so far.

Next up for Ipswich is a clash away to Rotherham United on 20 October.

Can Kieran McKenna lead Ipswich Town to the Premier League?

Ipswich have had a fantastic start to this season, and look capable of automatic promotion.

It would be a remarkable feat for the team to gain back-to-back promotions from the third tier to the top flight.

There are still a lot of games left to go, and a dip in form can strike at any moment, but Ipswich are playing quite well and deserve their top two spot for now.

McKenna is the man of the moment, so it comes as no surprise to see clubs linked with him, but he should commit to Ipswich during their promotion push.

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