Manchester United appoint new first-team coach

 

 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has added highly-rated young coach Eric Ramsay to Manchester United’s first-team coaching staff.

Ramsay, 29, joins the club from Chelsea and will work individually with players and on set-pieces, which was an area of weakness for United last season.

In 2019 Ramsay became the youngest Brit to gain his UEFA Pro Licence badge, which is the top coaching qualification in the game. The Shrewsbury-born coach began his career with his hometown club, working in the club’s academy in 2017 before quickly moving through the ranks to work with the first-team.

He joined Chelsea two years ago to act as assistant coach to the Under-23s team but he’s now joined United to work with Solskjaer and the first-team squad.

 

Solskjaer revealed Ramsay and Kieran McKenna were acquaintances from their time at Loughborough.

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

 

We’re excited. He’s young, fresh and with new ideas, an innovative coach we know from before. Kieran knows him really well from Loughborough, so we’re very pleased with that.”

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