Dutch side Feyenoord are one of the sides to have ‘sounded out’ Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna, but he turned down the approach.

That’s according to Voetbal International, who say the Dutch side made their move for the highly rated Ipswich boss but were left disappointed.

Feyenoord are on the hunt for their next manager after Arne Slot’s departure this summer to take the job at Liverpool following Jurgen Klopp’s decision to step down.

Replacing the Dutch coach is no easy task at the club given his impressive record there, where he won the Eredivisie last season and the KNVB cup this year, as well as finishing as runners-up in the Europa Conference League in the 2021/22 season.

He’s leaving big shoes to fill and VI say Feyenoord saw a potential ideal candidate in Ipswich’s McKenna, with him even ‘sounded out’ about the position.

They, though, received a swift rejection from the Northern Irishman, though, who made it clear that he wanted to remain in England for the time being.

Whether that’s to stay with Ipswich, who he has led back to the Premier League, or because of the growing interest in him from the likes of Brighton, Chelsea and Manchester United, remains to be seen.

He won’t be heading to the Netherlands regardless, with Feyenoord’s approach turned away this summer.