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'I want to progress my career' - Town icon Dyer leaves role as Blues under 18 coach

PUBLISHED: 10:24 08 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:24 08 August 2019

Kieron Dyer, left, has decided to leave his role as a coach of the Ipswich Town under 18 side. Picture: ROSS HALLS

Kieron Dyer, left, has decided to leave his role as a coach of the Ipswich Town under 18 side. Picture: ROSS HALLS

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Ipswich Town icon Kieron Dyer has left his role as a coach with the club's under 18 side in a bid to further his career in management at the top level of the game.

Kieron Dyer is an Ipswich Town icon. Picture: ARCHANTKieron Dyer is an Ipswich Town icon. Picture: ARCHANT

Dyer, a product of the Town academy who played more than 100 times for the Blues before a big money move to Newcastle United and a lengthy career in the Premier League, returned to the club in 2014 to coach promising youngsters.

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He told the club website: "I've enjoyed my time working as a coach with the academy. Everyone knows what the club means to me.

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"I think it's the right time for me to move on now though and see what other opportunities are out there. I want to progress my career and that means working every day with senior pros."

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Town's general manager of football operations, Lee O'Neill, added: "We are obviously sorry to see Kieron go. He's keen to work at first-team level and we understand that and wish him every success in the future."

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The move comes after Darren Smith, the academy's head of goalkeeping, also left his role to become keepers coach down the A12 at Colchester United.

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