Dyer joins coaching staff

Former England international Kieron Dyer has officially joined the coaching staff after acting in a consultancy capacity last season.

Commenting on his new role, Dyer said: “I came in for the last two months of the season just to give the lads a different voice.

“It seemed to go really well, but I have unfinished business. I think all the staff have unfinished players, as do the players. I’m really excited for the coming season.”

Paul Cook is delighted to have been able to add Dyer to his backroom team.

He said: “I feel that the addition of Kieron will help us both at the top level and also on the training ground.

“He’s a real watcher of the game who loves working with players individually and collectively.”

Dyer was previously an academy coach at Ipswich Town and worked under Cook during his spell in charge at Portman Road.

The 44-year-old enjoyed a highly successful career which started at Ipswich and took in spells at Newcastle United and West Ham United. He won 33 full England caps.