Reading's former record-signing, Sone Aluko, has secured his first coaching role since retiring over the summer- remaining with Ipswich Town after their promotion to the Premier League.

The former winger cost the Royals £7.5m back in 2017 but managed just six goals in over a century of appearances.

Joining League One Ipswich following his release, the 35-year-old notched up almost 60 appearances during their rise from the third tier to top-flight in successive seasons.

Retiring over the summer after a 17-year professional career, Aluko has now taken up the role of first-team coach under Kieran McKenna.

“It is a real privilege to start the next phase of my career by joining the first -team coaching staff here at the Club,” Sone told the club website.

“Learning from the Manager and all the coaching staff here is a fantastic opportunity for me. It is a great time to be at Ipswich, and I'm really looking forward to helping the squad continue to learn and take on the challenge of the Premier League.”

“We’re delighted to add Sone to our coaching team,” McKenna added.

“His work ethic and values have been important for the Club over the last few years, and we know he will continue to bring those qualities to his new role.

“Sone has strong relationships with players and staff at the Club and he will be a big addition for us.”