Kieran McKenna says Ipswich will be in “a really good place” next season – after he was linked with Albion and Chelsea.

The Tractor Boys’ boss is Evens favourite with some bookies to succeed Roberto De Zerbi as head coach of the Seagulls.

He is also an early frontrunner in the betting to replace the departed Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea.

McKenna, named LMA manager of the year, sidestepped questions about his own future as he picked up the award at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

He said his focus at the awards night was purely on the double promotion secured by Ipswich over the past two years.

He told Sky Sports: “I know everyone is looking forward to next season and I know the club is going to be in a really good place going into that season.”