'Anywhere I can help I will' - Peter Reid joins Town in consultancy role

Former footballer and manager Peter Reid arriving during day one of the 2018 Randox Health Grand Nat

Peter Reid advised Paul Cook at Wigan and could do the same again at Ipswich Town. - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have confirmed that Peter Reid has taken on a 'consultancy role' at the club.

The 65-year-old former England and Everton midfielder - who managed the likes of Sunderland, Leeds and Plymouth between 1995 and 2011 - had a similar advisory role to Paul Cook at Wigan Athletic in recent years.  

"I worked with Peter for three years at Wigan," said Cook.

"He’s a great guy. In the footballing world, you’ll rarely find someone who is as respected as Peter Reid, not just as a footballer but also what he’s done as a manager.

"Peter coming in is great, not just for me, but the other coaching staff and the club itself.

"Having people with that amount of experience at a football club can only be good."

Reid, who watched Town in action against Accrington and Shrewsbury recently, said: "Anywhere I can help I will, and hopefully my experience should bring something new to the setup.

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"If there's something I think will help then I'm never afraid to say it, and I've really enjoyed working with Paul in the past.

"This is a huge football club and I'm really looking forward to being involved, starting with a trip to Fratton Park next Tuesday as I'll be at that one."

Earlier today, Town announced the appointment of Bristol City academy chief Gary Probert as the club's new 'Director of Football Operations'.

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