A season quite like no other

It's all change for the automatically promoted sides

May 27, 2024 - 11:51
May 27, 2024 - 13:00
A season quite like no other

Never in my near 30-years of football have I seen anything like this. Championship sides Leicester and Ipswich, who have both been promoted automatically look set to start their season with new managers. You would be forgiven in thinking that either Enzo Maresca or Kieran McKenna have been relieved of their duties or resigned. 

This is however is not the case as both managers have been linked to join (with the greatest respect) bigger clubs. Maresca at time of writing is widely expected to be Chelsea manager. Mckenna was expected to be the man who was going to named the new Blues boss, but those talks have ended. 

Premier League rivals Man United, thought that gave them an advantage in the race for the highly-rated 38-year-old Ipswich manager, but after talks to extend his contract by the Ipswich owner, Kieran Mckenna appears to have had a change of heart. 

So a bit of calm after a storm was threatening to brew. The Tractor Boys (Ipswich) who have not been in the Premier League since 2002, will be encouraged that they won't start the campaign without their sought after manager. 

As for Leicester they will need to start their search for a new manager. Stefano Pioli who had just left his job as AC Milan manager could be asked, but the Italian might want a more (with the greatest respect) high-profile job in England. 

Frank Lampard and John Terry will also no doubt be linked with the role too. My personal choice would be Michel Gonzalez, who managed Girona to third place last term in La Liga. 

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