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Hazelton

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I know he's highly rated and has a promising career ahead of him but surely if you're a major club you want to see how McKenna gets on in the Premier League first. He's being tipped for the biggest jobs in English football and has only ever managed in the second division.

Risky move, massive potential gains for McKenna but could also kill his career if it proves too big for him and he's sacked 18 months down the line.
 

easley91

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Kompany got relegated and is wanted by Bayern. McKenna should stay with Ipswich this season, if nothing else than to have a go with them in the Prem after earning that.

If he does in fact leave there's only one man for the job..
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Yiddo100

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Kompany got relegated and is wanted by Bayern. McKenna should stay with Ipswich this season, if nothing else than to have a go with them in the Prem after earning that.

If he does in fact leave there's only one man for the job..
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In fairness though Kompany is only going to Bayern because they are on about their 9th choice candidate.

Liverpool, United, Chelsea will all have new managers this year so these jobs may not be coming up again for another few years, City and Arsenal would probably want someone with more experience, that only leaves us possibly as a potential job opening for him next year.

Can see why he is keen to leave while his stocks high.
 

tommo84

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In fairness though Kompany is only going to Bayern because they are on about their 9th choice candidate.

Liverpool, United, Chelsea will all have new managers this year so these jobs may not be coming up again for another few years, City and Arsenal would probably want someone with more experience, that only leaves us possibly as a potential job opening for him next year.

Can see why he is keen to leave while his stocks high.
Yeah, as odd as it might sound, if Bayern weren’t interested in him, Kompany would be staying at Burnley. He wouldn’t be in the running for any of the EPL jobs that are coming up - except possibly Ipswich if McKenna leaves. Kompany’s stock in England has taken a big hit in the past 12 months as Burnley were so disappointing. 24 points is embarrassing! The reasons he’s in line for Bayern are because of his links to Pep, his achievements as a player, and the chaos that appears to be engulfing Bayern at board level.

I’ll be very surprised if McKenna doesn’t leave Ipswich in the coming weeks, even though I think all 3 of the jobs he’s linked contain huge challenges.
 

Kingellesar

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Yeah I think Xavi could be an option for Chelsea now.

McKenna seems a risky appointment for any big club, as others have mentioned, should have seen how he got on for a season with Ipswich in the prem.
 

purplemonkey

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McKenna is clearly a special coach who’ll go far in the game, but I think you need to be a top manager if you’re going to succeed at the biggest clubs. That means man managing a squad full of egos and grossly overpaid rotten eggs on 7 year contracts, managing upwards with maniacs in the boardroom, managing duplicitous DOFS who are forcing players in and out of the club and who are willing to throw you under the bus at the first opportunity, managing rabid fan bases who are starved of success, managing the media who are ready to prod and poke and pounce on your first misstep, being the figurehead for hundreds or thousands of staff members whose livelihoods and well being might depend on your success. ETH, Poch, Potter even De Zerbi all had excellent reputations as coaches but struggled with management at all the clubs he’s being linked with.

He’s 38 years old, not much older than a lot of the players he’ll be managing, lacking football experience and frankly real life experience. He would have to be a generational talent to be able to keep it together and turn around the fortunes of a gargantuan football and business operation like Man Utd.
 

olithfc

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McKenna is clearly a special coach who’ll go far in the game, but I think you need to be a top manager if you’re going to succeed at the biggest clubs. That means man managing a squad full of egos and grossly overpaid rotten eggs on 7 year contracts, managing upwards with maniacs in the boardroom, managing duplicitous DOFS who are forcing players in and out of the club and who are willing to throw you under the bus at the first opportunity, managing rabid fan bases who are starved of success, managing the media who are ready to prod and poke and pounce on your first misstep, being the figurehead for hundreds or thousands of staff members whose livelihoods and well being might depend on your success. ETH, Poch, Potter even De Zerbi all had excellent reputations as coaches but struggled with management at all the clubs he’s being linked with.

He’s 38 years old, not much older than a lot of the players he’ll be managing, lacking football experience and frankly real life experience. He would have to be a generational talent to be able to keep it together and turn around the fortunes of a gargantuan football and business operation like Man Utd.
he may not be ready. But if he's going to be a future coach for us at some point, i'm quite happy for him to gain experience at mid table prem clubs like man u for a few years.
 

jolsnogross

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You'd be hard pressed to find a club that have lost their Lustre as much as Barca. Maybe Juventus. Two clubs scrambling around in the dirt of financial and ethical mismanagement and dumb leadership. Blatant criminal corruption in Juve's case. Probably similar with Barca and buying off the ref commissioner guy and having to sell their future rights etc.

Anyway, this Xavi debacle is another example of it. A complete shitshow.
 

jolsnogross

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Kompany failing upwards after the season he's just had is gas. I can't see how folks just jump on a one season run and think he's ready for the big time. Plenty on here touting him for the spurs job last summer too. Crazy stuff.

Likewise with McKenna. Great achievement and all, but he's got zero top level management experience.

Maybe I'm losing my marbles, but the idea United or Bayern should go for Kompany or McKenna ahead of Tuchel or Poch is just hilarious. And more power to them...maybe they can give lamps, Stevie g, and rooney a crack as well!
 

Misfit

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The news about Ten Hag coming out before the final gives yanited an increased chance of somehow spawning their way to winning the cup.

Sod's law innit.
 

yankspurs

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Kompany failing upwards after the season he's just had is gas. I can't see how folks just jump on a one season run and think he's ready for the big time. Plenty on here touting him for the spurs job last summer too. Crazy stuff.

Likewise with McKenna. Great achievement and all, but he's got zero top level management experience.

Maybe I'm losing my marbles, but the idea United or Bayern should go for Kompany or McKenna ahead of Tuchel or Poch is just hilarious. And more power to them...maybe they can give lamps, Stevie g, and rooney a crack as well!
Agree with everything you said. Except small correction, Tuchel rejected them when they went back to him to stay. The fact they arent going for Poch is crazy to me.
 
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rossdapep

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Apparently McKenna was fired originally by United amd their were complaints about his training methods?

Don't know if that's true but what I heard
 

tommo84

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Apparently McKenna was fired originally by United amd their were complaints about his training methods?

Don't know if that's true but what I heard
Don’t know where you heard that but everything I can find on him says he chose to leave Utd to take the step into management with Ipswich. In fact, it looks like he was the only member of coaching staff under Solskjaer who wasn’t sacked when they brought in Rangnick.
 

thebenjamin

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Agree with everything you said. Except small correction, Tuchel rejected them when they went back to him to stay. The fact they arent going for Poch is crazy to me.

I don't think Bayern can have a manager who speaks no German. Kompany is fluent.
 

NickHSpurs

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How the fuck does Rooney keep getting jobs? Can’t be his interviews, he has zero charisma.
 

tommo84

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How the fuck does Rooney keep getting jobs? Can’t be his interviews, he has zero charisma.
Profile and he did get some credit for how he did at Derby in difficult circumstances. He’s probably in last chance saloon though now.
 

Oscar22

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I know there would be obvious money reasons, but I think career wise McKenna would be absolutely mental to leave Ipswich for any of the jobs he’s linked to.
 
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