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Official: Manchester United sign Chelsea youth coach Eric Ramsay

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Thanks for the knowledge, Eric

Manchester United Pre-Season Training Session Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

After two years at Chelsea, U23 coach Eric Ramsay has moved on to a bigger role at Manchester United, where he joins Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s first-team coaching staff. The move has been confirmed by the official Manchester United website, though there is no mention of it yet on the Chelsea website, where he’s still listed as part of the Development Squad staff.

“We’ve been fortunate enough to convince Eric Ramsay to come and join the best club in the world and in the country. He’s a very highly rated coach who is going to be working with individuals and in charge of set-plays as well.”

-Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, source: Manchester United FC

Just like his move to Chelsea in 2019 from Strawberry Shrewsbury Town, this looks like a promotion and step forward in 29-year-old (29!) Ramsay’s coaching career, who thus goes from youth football to senior football, and does so at one of the biggest clubs in the world. We wish him all the best of luck, as long as it’s not at our expense.

Ramsay’s the second confirmed change to the Academy coaching setup this summer, with U18 assistant James Simmonds going “on loan” to Wimbledon. Other members of the staff include Andy Myers (U23 head coach), Jon Harley (U23 assistant), and Ed Brand (U18 head coach), with Neil Bath as the long-time Academy director and Claude Makélélé working as a “technical mentor”.