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‘I would love to manage Town one day’ - Dyer on his dream role with Blues

PUBLISHED: 09:27 13 February 2018

Kieron Dyer would love to manage Ipswich Town one day. Picture: ROSS HALLS

Kieron Dyer would love to manage Ipswich Town one day. Picture: ROSS HALLS


Kieron Dyer has revealed he would love to manage Ipswich Town one day.

Dyer is currently in charge of the club's under 16 side. 
Picture: Steve WallerDyer is currently in charge of the club's under 16 side. Picture: Steve Waller

Dyer, who played more than 100 games for the club before being sold to Newcastle in 1999, currently coaches the Blues’ under 16 side and is taking his coaching badges with an eye on moving up the age-groups at Playford Road.

Managing the senior side in the future is on the agenda, with a pathway already in place at the club to help the academy product progress,

“Yes, 100 per cent,” Dyer replied when asked by MailOnline if he would like to manage the Blues one day.

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“I am at the club now taking my coaching badges and coaching the Under 16s. The club have a pathway set up for me where hopefully the next step for me would be the youth team, then the Under 23s and then I would be well on my way.”

The 39-year-old, whose autobiography is currently being serialised in the Mail, also recalled his debut for Ipswich against Crystal Palace in 1996 as one of his fondest memories.

Dyer recalls his time with the Blues fondly. PIC ANDREW PARSONSDyer recalls his time with the Blues fondly. PIC ANDREW PARSONS

“I have two favourite moments,” Dyer said. “The first is making my debut for Ipswich, my hometown club.

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“It was on Boxing Day and I came on against Crystal Palace. I remember going on a mazy run and slipping someone in. It was a great way to settle me in to professional football.

“Another favourite was making my England debut against Luxembourg at the old Wembley. We won 6-0, I got a couple of assists and was brought down for a penalty.

“I played at both the old and new Wembley but there was nothing like the old ground.”

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