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Ipswich Town column: I believe Kieran McKenna is going nowhere after Manchester United rumours

Over a week on now, from what was the most magical weekend of our lives. Has it sunk in yet? I'm not sure it has for me.

I'm so excited for this summer. Not just because England will be bringing it home, but because Ipswich Town will be shopping in a Premier League market. I'm always excited for a transfer window, but this one particularly really whets the appetite, doesn't it?

Town won't waste unnecessary cash, and I'm sure Mark Ashton and co have already started work on who is next through the door.

Ipswich Town columnist Joey Sadler does not think Kieran McKenna will leave the club.
Ipswich Town columnist Joey Sadler does not think Kieran McKenna will leave the club.

How many signings do we realistically need? We definitely need some reinforcements, but this group has excelled beyond belief in The Championship and I'd fully back them to do it again at the higher level. But, and as we all know, the league we're going into is a completely different animal and there's no doubt we'll need to recruit smartly, if we wish to stay there.

I think we sign around 10/11 players. I can't see us doing a Forest of a few years back and signing anybody and everybody, but I do think we'll strengthen in key areas and create some real competition for those already at the club.

Of course, there will also be outgoings and I just hope we can keep out of prized asset Leif Davis, who will no doubt be on the shopping list of a few others.

Another man gaining interest from elsewhere is Kieran McKenna. As it's reported Manchester United are keen to recruit their former coach into the hot seat. I can't see it personally. Why would he leave? Yes United are one of the biggest clubs in the world, but Kieran has the world at his feet at Portman Road and I'm not sure the sinking ship of United is the move for him, right now in his career.

Of course, we're not going to keep hold of Kieran forever and if we do manage to surprise next year, that task becomes even tougher.

But this club is the perfect place for him to be right now and I can't see him going anywhere without giving the Premier League a crack with Ipswich Town, first.

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