McKenna leading candidate for Chelsea job

Chelsea have drawn up a shortlist of three possible candidates to replace Mauricio Pochettino, with Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna a leading contender, according to reports.

The 38-year-old guided Ipswich back to the Premier League following a 22-year absence just a year after winning promotion from League One and has reportedly been the subject of interest from Manchester United and Brighton.
Leicester boss Enzo Maresca, who led his side to the Championship title, and Brentford's Thomas Frankare the other names being sounded out by Chelsea after Pochettino left by mutual consent on Tuesday, one year into a two-year contract.

The task of identifying a replacement for the Argentinian, who departed on amicable terms having failed to reach agreement with the club over how much responsibility he would be given over football matters, is being overseen by co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart.
A final decision on any appointment must ultimately be signed off by the club's co-controlling owners Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali, who is understood to have been lukewarm on the prospect of Pochettino remaining in the job, and Jose E Feliciano.