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KIERON TO SEEK FIRST-TEAM OPPORTUNITY

8 August 2019

Dyer leaves Academy as he looks to progress career at senior level

Kieron Dyer has stepped down from his role with Town’s U18s as he looks to move into first-team coaching and eventually management at senior level.

The former Town player, who came up through the youth ranks at Portman Road, then went on to play more than 100 games for the first-team before having a successful career in the Premier League and at international level with England.  

Kieron returned to Portman Road in a coaching capacity with the Academy in 2014 and has worked with the U18s for a number of years.

“I’ve enjoyed my time working as a coach with the Academy. Everyone knows what the Club means to me,” the ex-Newcastle midfielder told the Club website.

“I think it’s the right time for me to move on now though and see what other opportunities are out there. I want to progress my career and that means working every day with senior pros.”  

Town’s general manager of football operations, Lee O’Neill, added: “We are obviously sorry to see Kieron go. 

“He’s keen to work at first-team level and we understand that and wish him every success in the future.”

Kieron follows Darren Smith, who has also left the Academy in his role as head of goalkeeping to become goalkeeper coach at Colchester.           


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