Great move or a big risk? What Town fans are saying about Kieran McKenna

Manchester United assistant manager Kieran McKenna before the Premier League match at the Etihad Sta

Kieran McKenna is the new Ipswich Town boss - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town fans have been reacting to news that Kieran McKenna is the club's new boss - here's a look at what they're saying...

The 35-year-old Northern Irishman, who has been a first team coach at Manchester United for the last three-and-a-half years, signs a three-and-a-half year deal at Portman Road to become the 19th (and youngest) manager in the club’s history.

Joining McKenna in making the move from Old Trafford is Martyn Pert. The 43-year-old, who was also a key member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's staff, will be assistant manager.

The duo will won't officially start work until after this weekend's near sell-out home clash with Sunderland, with John McGreal remaining interim boss for that League One game.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (centre) with both first team coach's Michael Carrick

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (centre) with both first team coach's Michael Carrick (left) and Kieran McKenna during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match at Linzer Stadion, Linz. - Credit: PA

McKenna's also coached the under 18 sides at both United and Tottenham Hotspur.

So, is it a bold, exciting, progressive choice from Town, or a huge risk given he's yet to lead a senior side?

Here's what fans are saying...

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