Sad News: Ipswich town player Announced his retirement from football…Read More.

Sone Aluko’s recent retirement news came as no surprise for Ipswich fans, but Kieran McKenna is keen to hold on to Aluko post-playing days.

Veteran British footballer Sone Aluko has retired from professional football at the age of 35 following his time with Ipswich Town. Known for his tenacity and versatility on the field, Aluko built a reputation for his dedication and commitment throughout his career, which spanned nine different clubs, including a spell in China.

His departure marks the end of an era for many fans who admired his tireless work ethic and passion for the game. As a player who always put the team first, Aluko’s retirement is seen as a significant loss to the sport, but his legacy of determination and professionalism will continue to inspire younger players. While he steps away from active competition, Aluko’s influence in the football community is expected to endure.

Injuries have plagued his career at Portman Road though, and the Nigerian international has only managed to make 62 appearances across his three seasons in East Anglia.

But, with his retirement confirmed, a new opportunity may have arisen for Aluko, with his former boss Kieran McKenna tabling an offer for him to become part of

the coaching staff at the club.

With Aluko’s playing career coming to an end, the decision about his future is now in his hands. McKenna mentioned that they’ve offered him a coaching position for the upcoming season. He added with a laugh, “We hope Sone stays with us in some capacity. His agent is in discussions with Mark about it. He’s aiming to become the highest-paid coach in Premier League history!”

We’re really keen to keep good people and Sone is a fantastic person. We hope he’ll be involved in some way. I hope it won’t be the last and I’m sure it won’t be the last time that we all see him after tonight,” he added.

Whether he stays or goes, Aluko will go down as an Ipswich cult hero – not for his on-field performances necessarily, but for his humility and altruism towards his fellow players off it.

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