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Dyer Coaching England U20s
Monday, 8th Oct 2018 14:21

Blues U18s assistant manager Kieron Dyer is spending the international break coaching the England U20s.

Dyer, 39, is assisting U20s head coach Paul Simpson, a one-time Town trialist in his playing days, as the squad train at St George’s Park ahead of the friendlies against Italy at AFC Fylde on Thursday and the Czech Republic in Budejovice next Monday.

Blues loanee Trevoh Chalobah is in the squad for the games, while Town duo Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes are training but won’t be involved in the matches.

The FA have invited Dyer, who won 33 full England caps in addition to appearances at U20, U21 and B levels, to work with the U20s squad at their next few training camps.

The Ipswich-born former midfielder was appointed to his current role with the Blues at the start of the season working alongside U18s manager Adem Atay, the pair having coached the U16s last season.

The U18s have made a strong start to the season and are currently top of the Professional Development League Two South table on goal difference from Cardiff City.

Meanwhile, we understand winger Gwion Edwards is among those on standby for the Wales squad for their friendly against Spain in Cardiff on Thursday and their UEFA Nations League match with Ireland in Dublin next Tuesday.

Edwards has previously received one senior call back in 2014 for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus when a Crawley Town player but didn’t feature in either game.

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dirtydingusmagee added 15:00 - Oct 8
good for him .Great pro.Wish him all the luck top bloke .

ThatMuhrenCross added 15:36 - Oct 8
Kieron Dyer would be a fantastic manager for Town one day. Clearly going about his coaching education the right way, Ipswich born (who was our last Ipswich-born manager?) and doing very well for the U18s. Also nowhere near enough black managers in the game - that HAS to change.

SamWhiteUK added 16:12 - Oct 8
ThatMuhrenCross - I'm sure clubs would happily appoint a black manager if they were the right candidate for the job. Just happens that the majority of suitable candidates are white. There's not really any need to bring race into it at all - that's just how it is.

oldbri added 17:05 - Oct 8
Hi guys , what’s this black business. I thought we were all true blues. Keep other colours out of it.BLue is the colour, Ipswich is the name.COYB. Well done boys on the Swansea game.

armchaircritic59 added 17:32 - Oct 8
Yet another compliment payed to our Academy set up. Good luck KD!

BlueandTruesince82 added 18:17 - Oct 8
Love KD as town boss one day. Pure blue that lad.

Che added 18:25 - Oct 8
Considering the ethnic and cultural make up of football particularly from the late 70s it does seem strange that this is not reflected in management?

Bergholtblue added 18:46 - Oct 8
I would also love to see KD as boss of Ipswich, and this will do wonders for the lad's esteem and experience. However, if he does have true ambitions to manage Town one day, he needs to start to learn his trade, full time, at a conference of League 2 club soon.

Tractorboy1985 added 20:00 - Oct 8
Frank lampard and Steven gerrard have both been chucked into the deep end and they don’t seem to be sinking! You’ve either got it or you haven’t (managerial skills) ... are we saying you have to work your way up like Paul Hurst 😬... After reading Kieron’s book he clearly grew up too late but now seems a level headed fella and I would love one day to see him as an Ipswich town manager.. if he’s the right candidate at the time!

harlingblue added 03:42 - Oct 9
Great to hear good news coming from the club. Our first 1st team win, the U23's and youth in good hands and doing well, bodes well for our future?

rfretwell added 08:27 - Oct 9
Three current first teamers training with the England under 20's. How many clubs outside the top six in the Prem can say that?

Osbourne_One_Nil added 10:53 - Oct 9
Bleeds blue , remember when he and Titus Bramble part funded the Academy when under administration ? Love to see him as Manager inheriting a stable club and funding to develop "The Ipswich Way "

AlfBuksh added 12:19 - Oct 9
Osbourne one nil

Is that true (that they helped out the academy)? I never knew that . Good lads!

BlueandTruesince82 added 13:27 - Oct 9
I think KD sponsored at least some academey players for many years and maybe still does... don't know if he is maybe not allowed to any more? Conflict of interest?

All this in spite of being told to #### off by one R. Keane when watching training.

Kieron Dyer is a blue, is a blue, is a blue!

Didn't know about Titus Mind

SouperJim added 12:16 - Oct 10
SamWhiteUK I respectfully disagree, yes appoint people on their merits, but if you look at the number of BME players within our game over the last 50 years then clearly BME is massively under-represented within the coaching and managerial side. More needs to be done.

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