Kieran McKenna signs new four-year contract with Ipswich Town to end questions over his future after being in the frame for the Man United, Chelsea, and Brighton jobs

Kieran McKenna has penned a four-year contract at Ipswich Town, the club have confirmed.

It puts to bed speculation about his future after he was linked with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Brighton in recent weeks. 

McKenna has led the Tractor Boys to two consecutive promotions to the Premier League, having joined when they were 12th in League One in December 2021. 

‘I am extremely proud to have signed a new contract with the Club,’ McKenna said.

‘We have enjoyed incredible success together over the last two seasons and I’m excited to have the opportunity and responsibility of leading this fantastic Club into its first season in the Premier League in 22 years. 

Kieran McKenna has signed a new four-year contract with Ipswich Town after joining in 2021

‘Preparation and planning for the challenge ahead has been ongoing since we won promotion at the beginning of May, with plenty of work still to do before the start of the new season at what is such an exciting time for everyone at the Club.

‘I am so happy to have committed my future to taking the next step with Ipswich Town and am really excited for what’s ahead as we continue this journey together.’

Ipswich Town CEO Mark Ashton said: ‘We are delighted Kieran has further committed his future to the Club.

‘Success brings its own challenges and there has been considerable speculation in recent weeks, but Kieran and I have continued to communicate throughout, often several times a day, as we plan for the Club’s first Premier League season in a generation.

‘For Kieran to have signed a new contract is a significant boost, heading into such an important campaign, as we continue the hard work in preparation for the coming season.’

More to follow.