Kieran McKenna commits future to Ipswich with new four year deal

Kieran McKenna says he is “excited” to lead Ipswich into the Premier League after signing a new four-year contract at Portman Road. McKenna, 38, guided Ipswich to a second successive promotion this season and had been linked with Brighton, Chelsea and Manchester United after taking the Tractor Boys into the top flight. “I am extremely proud to have signed a new contract with the club,” McKenna told the Ipswich website.

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Premier League charge Leicester over spending breach

Leicester City have been charged by the Premier League with allegedly breaking spending rules during their last three seasons in the top flight. Leicester have been referred to an independent commission for breaching profit and sustainability rules (PSR) and failing to submit audited finances. If found guilty the Championship high-flyers could face a points deduction.

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Birmingham sack manager Wayne Rooney after 15 games

Birmingham City have sacked manager Wayne Rooney after just 83 days in charge of the Championship club. The 38-year-old was appointed on 11 October following the controversial decision to dismiss John Eustace, with Blues sixth in the table. Since then they have slipped to 20th, Monday’s 3-0 loss at Leeds having been the ninth defeat of his 15-game tenure.

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Derby County relegated to League 1 following loss to QPR

Derby have been relegated to Sky Bet League One after suffering a 1-0 defeat at QPR and will play in England’s third tier for the first time since 1986. A late Luke Amos goal saw Wayne Rooney’s Rams fall to defeat, while a dramatic point for Reading, who came back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 against Swansea, condemned them to relegation.

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Cardiff City appoint Mick McCarthy as manager

Mick McCarthy has been appointed as the new manager of Championship side Cardiff City following the sack of Neil Harris midweek. McCarthy left APOEL Nicosia earlier this month and brings assistant Terry Connor with him to Wales.

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