Manchester United's Ramsay appointed Head Coach of Minnesota United

Eric Ramsay: Joined Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in July 2021

Eric Ramsay: Joined Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in July 2021

MANCHESTER UNITED First-Team Coach Eric Ramsay has been appointed Head Coach of Minnesota United in the MLS.

The 31-year-old joined the Reds in July 2021 as Set Piece and Individual Development Coach under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He stayed on under Ralf Rangnick and Eric ten Hag, with his role changing to that of First-Team Coach.

Ramsay has long been regarded as one of the most promising young British coaches. He is fluent in Spanish and French and became the youngest Brit to gain his UEFA Pro Licence, just a month after his 28th birthday.

The Welshman joined Shrewsbury Town in January 2017 as Head of Academy Coaching and was promoted to Academy Manager in August 2017 and First-Team Coach in December 2018. The following August he was appointed Under-23s Assistant at Chelsea.

He said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining a club with such a strong football culture, a fanatic fan-base and a brilliant infrastructure,” said Ramsay. “I’ve spoken to a lot of the club’s staff throughout the process and you can’t help but feel everyone’s passion for moving the club forward. There is a really exciting pathway for the future of the club and I’m looking forward to playing my role in realising that vision.

Ramsay has long been regarded as one of the most promising young British coaches. He is fluent in Spanish and French and became the youngest Brit to gain his UEFA Pro Licence, just a month after his 28th birthday.

The Welshman joined Shrewsbury Town in January 2017 as Head of Academy Coaching and was promoted to Academy Manager in August 2017 and First-Team Coach in December 2018. The following August he was appointed Under-23s Assistant at Chelsea.

He said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining a club with such a strong football culture, a fanatic fan-base and a brilliant infrastructure,” said Ramsay. “I’ve spoken to a lot of the club’s staff throughout the process and you can’t help but feel everyone’s passion for moving the club forward. There is a really exciting pathway for the future of the club and I’m looking forward to playing my role in realising that vision.

"I thank the club for putting its faith in me and I hope it’s the start of another successful period for everyone connected with Minnesota United.”

The move means the trio of young British coaches who worked under Solskjaer have now all left to become managers. Kieran McKenna has been boss of Ipswich Town for the last two years, while Michael Carrick took over at Middlesbrough in October 2022.

Ramsay and McKenna studied together at Loughborough University from 2010 to 2013. The Welshman will officially leave United after Sunday's Manchester Derby.

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