Official: Former Super Eagles forward appointed first team coach at PL new boys Ipswich Town 

Published: July 08, 2024
Official: Former Super Eagles forward appointed first team coach at PL new boys Ipswich Town 

With a statement on their official website, Ipswich Town have announced that former Super Eagles forward Sone Aluko has joined Kieran McKenna’s backroom staff as a first-team coach.

Aluko has returned to the Tractor Boys in a coaching capacity, two months after he called time on his playing career.

He spent three years at Ipswich Town, making 62 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals while providing two assists.

Aluko played a key role in Ipswich Town's promotion to the Championship and was called up for four games as the Portman Road outfit secured promotion to the Premier League last season.

In a playing career spanning more than twenty five years, he represented Birmingham City, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Rangers, Hull City, Fulham, Reading, Beijing Renhe and Ipswich Town.

On the international scene, he is best remembered for scoring a brace as the Super Eagles were held to a 2-2 draw by South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in November 2014.

Commenting on his appointment, Aluko told Ipswich Town's official website: "It is a real privilege to start the next phase of my career by joining the first -team coaching staff here at the Club.

"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."

Aluko represented England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels before switching his international allegiance to Nigeria.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel 


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