As the hunt for the new Celtic manager continues, a new name has emerged as a possible candidate to replace the departed Ange Postecoglou.

According to the Daily Record, Ipswich Town’s Kieran McKenna has been identified by the board as someone that could replace the former Celtic manager.

McKenna led Ipswich to promotion to the English Championship from League One this season and is said to have a similar footballing style to Ange Postecoglou.

During his playing days, ironically, McKenna was a midfielder for none other than Tottenham Hotspur. After he retired from football, he became an u18’s coach for the London club in 2015 and guided them to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

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He then moved on the following season to take over the Manchester United u18’s [ESPN] but was quickly promoted to Assistant Manager under Jose Mourinho. He remained at the club for three seasons before taking up the opportunity to manage Ipswich Town in 2021. [Ipswich FC]

And now, after guiding The Tractor Boys to promotion this season, he is said to be on Celtic’s radar.

With the club being linked to various managers over the last few days, there is no doubt that the club are now pushing forward to fill the vacant managerial position.

With names such as Kjetil Knutsen, Andoni Iraola and Enzo Maresca doing the rounds, it seems that Celtic is attracting a lot of interest from some young and ambitious coaches.

No doubt there will be further interest as the week continues and the Celtic fans will be looking forward to having a new manager, and possibly a new backroom team, to take the club into the new season and the Champions League.

In other news, Stan Petrov says City Group links could help in the next Celtic manager hunt

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