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Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna linked with Watford job by bookmaker



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One leading bookmaker has placed Kieran McKenna among the frontrunners to be appointed the next boss of Watford.

The Northern Irishman took on the Ipswich Town job in December and he has impressed during what is his first managerial role.

And according to BetVictor, the 35-year-old has captured the attention of the Hornets, who look set to be relegated to the Championship after a tough campaign in the Premier League.

Kieran McKenna is being linked with the Watford manager's job. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Kieran McKenna is being linked with the Watford manager's job. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Watford are currently managed by Roy Hodgson but the former England head coach is expected to step down at the end of the season.

Asked about potential interest in his services at March's fans' forum, McKenna replied: “We know that’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 it wants to get to and obviously where ultimately I want to get to as a manager.

“I feel like I’ve worked at the highest levels of the game in club football and feel confident there and I feel that’s somewhere where I want to be again.

“That’s a journey that I want to take with Ipswich Town, that’s the direction that I want to develop this football club and that’s certainly where all my concentration is going to be.”

Current Queens Park Rangers coach and former Watford player John Eustace is the 3/1 favourite, while the recently-sacked Burnley boss Sean Dyche is the 8/1 third favourite.