Ex-Nigeria attacker joins EPL club's technical team

Ex-Nigeria attacker joins EPL club's technical team
Former Nigeria international Sone Aluko. Photo by Greig Cowie/Shutterstock (14249273l)

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jul 09, 2024. 15:00

Former Nigeria international Sone Aluko has been added to English Premier League club Ipswich Town’s technical team.

The 35-year-old, who played for Ipswich between August 2021 and May 2024, announced his retirement from playing at the end of the 2023/24 season.

Aluko turned out for numerous clubs including Aberdeen, Rangers, Hull City and Fulham, as well as playing international football with Nigeria, before arriving at Ipswich.

The London-born tactician has progressed with his coaching badges – along with other members of the first-team squad – as a player and will now begin working with Kieran and the other coaches.

“It is a real privilege to start the next phase of my career by joining the first -team coaching staff here at the Club,” Sone, who will work under manager Kieran McKenna, told the club website.

“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 played seven international matches for Nigeria and scored two goals between 2009 and 2015.

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