Former England star joins coaching staff

FORMER England international Mike Pejic has joined IpswichTown’s academy staff as head of youth coaching and coach education.

Pejic made his name as a full-back with Stoke, making more than 350 appearances for the club before going on to have spells at Everton and Aston Villa.

He made four appearances for England at senior level and after his playing days finished, he coached at Port Vale and Stoke as well as managing Chester.

Pejic has also worked in Kuwait, Zimbabwe and Malaysia and has held various coaching positions for the Football Association.

“Chris Kiwomya is moving over to the reserves and Mike is coming in to work with the Academy boys and we are delighted to have him at the Club,” confirmed Town boss Roy Keane.

Ian McParland, who took up a short term contract as part of Roy’s backroom staff at Portman Road last season, is extending his stay at the Club.

Kiwomya takes on the role of reserve team manager for the new season.

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