"He has a lot of knowledge and experience that we feel can benefit the development of our young players here"
Kieron Dyer is returning to the Club to take a leading coaching role with the U23s.
The former England international, who started his career with Blues and went on to make more than 100 appearances for his hometown club before a £6m move to Newcastle in 1999, will take over the reins with the 23s at the end of this week.
Fellow former Town players, Terry Butcher and Jason Dozzell, will also be playing their part alongside Kieron in the development of the young players at the Club.
“Obviously we are delighted that Kieron is back at the Club,” Town’s general manager of football operations, Lee O’Neill, told the Club website.
“We know what Ipswich Town means to him and he has a lot of knowledge and experience that we feel can benefit the development of our young players here.
“Kieron will be lead coach for the 23s, with Terry and Jason working with him as well as Adem [Atay], Bryan [Klug] and myself so we have that continuation from U18 to 23s. It will be a team effort.”
Another ex-Blue, Gerard Nash, who was leading the 23s, will now take up a new role focused around the first-team.
“Gerard will be freed up now to do analysis on the opposition for the first-team as well as watching the progress of our players out on loan,” added Lee. “He will also be involved with the coaching at PDP level.”
Kieron previously led Town's U18s alongside Adem but left the role in August 2019.
"I've been away from the club for about 18 months developing my education," Kieron said.
"Tactically I feel like I have a better understanding of the game so when this opportunity came along I wanted to take it.
"There are some very talented young players here and I'm looking forward to helping them on their journey.
"This club has always produced good footballers from the Academy so we'll be looking to continue that - I can't wait to get started."
Town's U23s are sponsored by CNet Training.