Aluko joins Ipswich coaching team

Sone Aluko
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Ipswich Town have announced the appointment of former player Sone Aluko as a first-team coach.

The Nigerian, made 62 appearances for the club, before retiring at the end of last season.

Speaking to the club's official website, Aluko said: “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.”

Ipswich manager Kieran 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.”

The club also announced that former West Ham goalkeeper David Martin has also joined to help goalkeeper development in the academy and assist head of goalkeeping Rene Gilmartin.

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