Connect with us


Chelsea narrow manager search to Maresca & Frank, McKenna ruled out

Chelsea will not appoint Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna as their new manager, according to The Athletic.

The Blues are focusing on Leicester City’s Enzo Maresca and Brentford’s Thomas Frank, although they may have additional names on their shortlist.

Former Brighton & Hove Albion boss Roberto De Zerbi is reportedly under consideration. He has supporters within the Chelsea hierarchy.

McKenna emerged as a front-runner early on, having steered Ipswich from League One into the Premier League.

This impressive feat prompted Chelsea to enter discussions with the 38-year-old Northern Irishman.

However, the Blues have narrowed their search to a select group that excludes the former Manchester United assistant coach.

With the shortlist finalised, all eyes are now on Stamford Bridge as the club prepares to appoint their new leader.

Maresca secured promotion to the Premier League with Leicester City in his first year as a manager, but doubts remain about his ability.

The Foxes were the strongest team in the second tier, and many people expected them to return to the top flight.

His possession-heavy style of play fits into what the front office reportedly wants to see their team play, and he is keen on the job.

Frank is a puzzling option. His direct style has left pundits and fans wondering how he fits into the Stamford Bridge picture.

More in Brentford