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Town Confirm Aluko Coaching Appointment
Monday, 8th Jul 2024 16:11

Town have confirmed the appointment of Sone Aluko as a first-team coach.

The 35-year-old hung up his boots at the end of last season with manager Kieran McKenna announcing at the End-of-Season Dinner that the former Nigerian international had been offered the chance to join the backroom staff.

“It is a real privilege to start the next phase of my career by joining the first -team coaching staff here at the club,” Aluko told the club site.

“Learning from the manager and all the coaching staff here is a fantastic opportunity for me.

“It is a great time to be at Ipswich, and I'm really looking forward to helping the squad continue to learn and take on the challenge of the Premier League.”

McKenna added: “We’re delighted to add Sone to our coaching team. His work ethic and values have been important for the club over the last few years, and we know he will continue to bring those qualities to his new role.

“Sone has strong relationships with players and staff at the club and he will be a big addition for us.”

Aluko joined the Blues in the summer of 2021 on a free transfer after leaving Reading.

The Nigeria international made 33 starts and 29 sub appearances during his three seasons with the Blues, scoring four goals, but made only two starts and five appearances from the bench during 2023/24.

Aluko spent much of last season watching games with the analysts and providing insights to boss McKenna.

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chepstowblue added 16:13 - Jul 8
Now that is fantastic news.

BlueArrow added 16:17 - Jul 8
Good. Congratulations Sone well deserved

ArnieM added 16:33 - Jul 8
Good on him. Town clearly rate him . I hope it goes very well for him .

jollyroger added 16:38 - Jul 8
Congrats sone .great move my the club .town manager in the future

planetblue_2011 added 16:43 - Jul 8
Well done Sone great news!!

jas0999 added 16:53 - Jul 8
Great news!

Suffolkboy added 16:55 - Jul 8
Again doing what we always used to do best — building from within ! Great move ,enjoy SA !

bluelad7 added 16:57 - Jul 8
Well-deserved. There’s always been talk that the players have a lot of respect for Sone and this can only be a bonus going forward to have a man of his integrity in our back room staff.

Another fantastic signing.

Ryorry added 17:05 - Jul 8
So pleased he's staying with us - great character and a cool head on the pitch, him passing his skills on will be a great asset. Nice one Son(e) :)

Robert_Garrett added 17:09 - Jul 8
Absolutely Brilliant decision of the wise heads - a power celebrity to bring the young'uns on.

Flight_of_Shefki added 17:22 - Jul 8
Aw, this is quality. Look at Sone's smiley face. He loves it here, and we love him here.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 17:24 - Jul 8
Great guy! Great appointment!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 17:43 - Jul 8
Yep, this is great. Sensible and pleasant news at the same time.

therein61 added 17:43 - Jul 8
Great news his contribution on and off the park since joining us has been a testament to the man it's wonderful that he is still involved.

Denny32 added 17:52 - Jul 8
Is he being added as an extra coach or is someone being let go

algarvefan added 18:48 - Jul 8
Brilliant news, all the best Sone !!

Karlosfandangal added 18:57 - Jul 8
Excellent news and maybe one day Towns boss

dirtydingusmagee added 20:02 - Jul 8
good for Sone ! great to still have him on board , genuine bloke, respect .

Westy added 20:30 - Jul 8
Pleased for Sone - he had a good deal of skill, but in the end the spirit was more willing than the flesh. Really hope this works out.

paris_mitchell_in_oz added 21:37 - Jul 8

DoctorPolski added 08:54 - Jul 9
Now this has totally made my day.

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