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Dyer Returning as Town U23s Coach
Monday, 26th Oct 2020 12:01

Former Blues and England midfielder Kieron Dyer is returning to Town as the club’s U23s coach.

Dyer was the Blues’ U18s coach for two years until the summer of 2019 having previously worked with the U16s.

The 41-year-old left the club to further his knowledge of the coaching side of the game and subsequently spent time at other clubs, including Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht.

It’s understood Dyer, who starts his new role on Thursday, will be working alongside Terry Butcher, who returned to the club in February coaching at the academy, while Gerard Nash will take on a new scouting position with the first team.

“I start officially on Thursday doing the Ipswich U23s, I’ve got a good history with the football club," he told Sky Sports.

“We’re in Cat Two but the way we survive as a club is getting the youngsters through and selling them on for money.

“That’s what happened with me and with a lot of players, Darren Bent, Titus Bramble, Darren Ambrose, Jason Dozzell, he’s got a son Andre who could be worth a few quid. We’ve got some talented kids.”

Dyer has just returned from filming Channel Four’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins in Scotland.

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slade1 added 12:09 - Oct 26
Dyer and Butcher will be caretaker managers of the first team very soon

positivity added 12:11 - Oct 26
great news, wonder if there's thoughts of succession? always talks a good game

RobITFC added 12:11 - Oct 26
Now this is some "Good news" :)

ThatMuhrenCross added 12:13 - Oct 26
It looks as though everything is falling into place for Dyer to be announced as the new manager with Terry as his assistant!

Suffolkboy added 12:15 - Oct 26
Brings consistency to acknowledged ITFC tradition , and should prove an asset at this level .In public appears to be both articulate and enthusiastic .
Wish him every good luck !

itfcjoe added 12:16 - Oct 26
Can't we just put him straight in charge of the 1st team?

tractorboybig added 12:34 - Oct 26
the peasants are getting restless, Must try and appease them.

CraigEdwards added 12:37 - Oct 26
Greats news and a fantastic combo for the future. Welcome back KD

Saxonblue74 added 12:44 - Oct 26
Dust your boots off Kieran, you're in!😂

BlueandTruesince82 added 13:02 - Oct 26
Good... be a shame to lose KD elsewhere. He's a thinker when it comes to the game so keep him engaged and learning

CornishMariner added 13:49 - Oct 26
Anything that improves our scouting has to be a good thing. There is likely to be a big squad churn next summer so makes sense to improve this aspect.

grow_our_own added 13:49 - Oct 26
Give him the top job. Lambert isn't up to it

Bluebongo added 14:36 - Oct 26
Really good news. Always thought a Prem club would snap him up, he,s Ipswich through a nd through,and someone the young pla yers can look up to.

North_London_Blue added 15:01 - Oct 26
The last ex player did alright as manager. He always comes across as pretty switched on in football terms at least. With the style we play and the youngsters coming through, it wouldn’t be the worst idea to start easing him in to the picture. Might bring a feel good factor back to the club.

Europablue added 16:07 - Oct 26
I'd love to see Ipswich have a consistent identity through the club, based on the Robson/Burley style of play and have all the age groups playing to that style and bring ex players like Dyer through as a ready-made first team manager.

Cakeman added 16:50 - Oct 26
Very pleasing news. Would love to see him manage the first team in the not too distant future.
Has a knowledgable head and is Blue to the core.

Dockerblue added 17:44 - Oct 26
Maybe a good idea to put him and Butch in place of Taylor and Gill, can,t fathom out what them 2 bring to the table unless you count Taylor,s constant bitching at 4th officials. Then put Chambers and Skuse in charge of under 23,s, neither of them good enough to play, Chambers again caught out of position when Nsiala gave penalty away on Saturday. Might benefit our defenders to have one to one coaching from Butch as well.

itfchorry added 18:35 - Oct 26
Very Good News - Ipswich through and through

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