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Bookmakers link McKenna to Watford
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:16 a.m.

According to a bookmaker, Town boss Kieran McKenna is among the favorites to be Watford’s next manager, but there’s not much to read on the link.

The Hornets are currently managed by Roy Hodgson, who took over after Claudio Ranieri left in January, but the veteran former England boss looks likely to be let go this summer with the virtually relegated Hertfordshire side from the Premier League.

McKenna is ranked second favorite 4-1 by BetVictor behind former Watford skipper and current QPR assistant manager John Eustace, who is 3-1, and ahead of former Watford boss Sean Dyche, who is 8-1 after being recently sacked by Burnley.

The next manager’s ratings are notoriously speculative, with very little market activity.

McKenna, who took over at Town in mid-December after being on staff at Manchester United, was asked about potential interest in him from elsewhere at the Fans’ Forum in March and declared his intention to stay to Portman Road for the long haul. .

“I wouldn’t be at the club if I didn’t think it could match my ambition,” he said. “I moved here from the biggest football club in the world, a football club that has a very special place for me, which I grew up supporting and felt I had a very big part to go to. forward into the future.

“I wouldn’t have taken the step to any football club, I wanted to go somewhere where there was a project, where there was the potential to grow something and be there for a good period of time. of time.

“It was the type of project I was waiting for, it was the type of project [CEO] To mark [Ashton] and the club was introduced to me.

“It was really my intention to come here. From what I’ve seen first hand, that feeling has only grown stronger in terms of the ambition of the football club, the potential of the football club if we all support it.

“We know it’s going to be a long journey, I’m here to be a big part of that journey and to help guide the football club to where they want to go and obviously where I ultimately want to be as a manager.

“I feel like I’ve worked at the highest level of club football and I feel confident there and I feel like it’s somewhere I want to be again.

“It’s a journey I want to take with Ipswich Town, it’s the direction I want to develop this football club in and that’s definitely where all my focus is going to be.”

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GiveusaWave added 09:36 – May 3

Don’t think he’ll be leaving us anytime soon…


MickMillsTash added 09:38 – May 3

You can’t see him going to Watford for 3 months and losing his job after 2 draws and a loss but if Forest or Bournemouth don’t go up and then want a new manager he could well be tied – these offers would put the test his commitment.


DinDjarin added 09:39 – May 3
No way he’s going anywhere. Just discussions on paper.

He has everything he needs here and the freedom and support to achieve his ambition.


grumpy old man added 09:45 – May 3

They may have an Ipswich manager McCarthy or Lambert are out of work, Cook may not be safe at Chesterfield


We were zombies added 09:52 – May 3

As for managers who were once at Manchester United and also managed Ipswich, I think Roy Keane would be a better fit at Watford…



bluerico added 10:09 – May 3

Watford have been known to change managers every few months. I don’t see McKenna leaving us for this with all the uncertainty that would bring him.


Michael101 added 10:14 – May 3

Someone who has been unemployed for about a year may have a few months of work.


ArnieM added 10:16 – May 3

Mick McCarthy – a perfect match 👍


Freddies_Ears added 10:23 – May 3

I doubt he saw this news when he just moved into his new house… I would be surprised if he left now. And part of my soul would die if he did.


Len_Brennan added 10:24 – May 3

I don’t see him going to Watford, given their more continental approach to the appointment and firing of managers and the general feeling of insecurity among managers at this club.
It is, however, significant that his name was not only presented as a potential option, but as one of the favorites for this position.
It’s clearly nothing more than speculation based on nothing substantial, but it’s speculation nonetheless; what KMcK has done with us has been noticed elsewhere & there is bound to be interest in him. What Championship team wouldn’t look up to a young, smart, well-spoken and inspiring manager, who has his squad playing good football, fans flocking to get their season tickets and who has come through the ranks at Tottenham and Manchester United?
Ipswich Town FC gives KMcK a great opportunity to take an underachieving club from League One to the Premiership in a short period of time, given the scale of investment in the club, the fanbase and the owners/board support for the man they appointed. In my opinion, if he would accept a very big offer, from a very big club, in a very desirable location for him, to make him consider leaving the ITFC before achieving something tangible here, but there probably have a few clubs who could offer him that, if they were willing to make a move for him… but it won’t be Watford.


Regency Blue added 10:34 – May 3
I’m sure there are jobs that could tempt him, but I don’t see Watford being one of them.

He would be looking for another job within six months at the most!


lightning boy added 10:35 – May 3
Watford who have had more managers in the last 10 years than we have had in our entire history? I’ll ditch you at the snap of a finger…you’re loved here and there’s a good chance we’ll overtake Watford in 2 years.

I would be extremely surprised if our ambitious owners let that happen.

The bookmakers can go get stuffed too.


SickParrot added 10:40 – May 3
I’m sure KM won’t be Watford’s next manager and he’s committed to a long-term project here. This story, however, remains troubling for the following reasons.

1. Roy Hodgson is still Watford manager. It is therefore unpleasant to bet on who will bet on who will replace him.

2. Make KM the 2nd favorite to entice bettors to throw away their money.


Linkboy13 added 10:42 – May 3

If he went to Watford, no need to change clothes, they had more managers than Tesco.


SickParrot added 10:44 – May 3

Oops.. it must be to deceive the bettors…


jugsy added 10:53 – May 3

It must be a day of slow news…


SickParrot added 10:59 – May 3
Sorry for the typos in my original post which are corrected below. My apologies also to Linkboy 13, I also upvoted you by mistake!

I’m sure KM won’t be Watford’s next manager and he’s committed to a long-term project here. This story, however, remains troubling for the following reasons.

1. Roy Hodgson is still Watford manager. It is therefore unpleasant to bet on who will replace him.

2. Making KM the second favorite must be to entice bettors to throw their money away.


arnielowestoft added 11:05 – May 3

You’ll have to get used to these kinds of rumors…
KMWETTRUST


WirralBlue added 11:11 – May 3

It doesn’t matter that KM is sacked after a defeat at Watford, he will be sacked if they have a bad pre-season photo shoot!


Shaver added 11:13 – May 3

Would love to see a quick and instant response from Ashton while telling anyone he has absolutely no chance of getting our diamond—-a statement of intent from K Mac would also be welcome.


Shaver added 11:13 – May 3

Would love to see a quick and instant response from Ashton while telling anyone he has absolutely no chance of getting our diamond—-a statement of intent from K Mac would also be welcome.


Europablue added 11:15 – May 3

Frankly, KM hasn’t earned a better job than he currently has because he hasn’t had a chance to prove himself yet. So far, he has earned a chance for promotion next year without the league’s legacy weaknesses and handicap. He has the full confidence of senior management, fans and financial support. Even if he promoted us next season he would be crazy to leave us for someone outside the Premier League and if he didn’t promote us next year he won’t have won a job upper.


Europablue added 11:17 – May 3

Razor, we shouldn’t even waste our breath on bookmakers’ odds!


Ecclesiastical added 11:22 – May 3

When he leaves, it won’t be for Watford.

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