Manchester United assistant coach Eric Ramsay signs deal to take charge of Minnesota United
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 23
Eric Ramsay is leaving Manchester United to become Minnesota United manager (Picture: Getty)

assistant Eric Ramsay has put pen to paper on a contract to manage Major League Soccer outfit Minnesota United.

Adrian Heath parted ways with Minnesota back in October, leaving the club without a permanent manager, and talks with Ramsay have advanced at a pace over the last few days.

Sean McCauley and, subsequently, Cameron Knowles have been leading Minnesota on an interim basis and the latter will be in charge this weekend when the Loons travel to Austin FC to kick-off their MLS campaign.

ESPN report that Ramsay, 32, signed the deal on Thursday, though the Welshman’s start date remains to be seen as the finishing touches are put on his visa paperwork ahead of the move.

It’s claimed Ramsay will remain with Manchester United and Erik ten Hag for the side’s next three games, including the eagerly anticipated derby away to champions Manchester City on March 3.

Ramsay joined the Red Devils, aged just 29, back in 2021 when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at the helm and is regarded as one of the top young coaches in English football.

Starting his career as a youth coach with Swansea City, Ramsay went on to work at Chelsea’s academy for two years and enjoyed a brief spell coaching alongside Rob Page with the Wales national team.

Ramsay joined the Red Devils from Chelsea in 2021 (Picture: Getty)

During his playing days, Ramsay made 14 appearances in the Cymru Premier for , before making the decision to prioritise a career in coaching.

The Shrewsbury-born coach graduated from Loughborough University and worked as assistant coach of the university team under Kieran McKenna – the current Ipswich manager, formerly an assistant at Old Trafford.

Last year, Ramsay was approached by Blackpool Town to become the Tangerines’ permanent manager but decided to remain at the Theatre of Dreams to work alongside Ten Hag and coaches Mitchell van der Gaag, Steve McClaren, and Benni McCarthy.

Solskjaer sang Ramsay’s praises when the Welshman left Chelsea to join United as a set-piece and one-to-one specialist three years ago.

‘We’ve been fortunate enough to convince Eric Ramsay to come and join,’ the Norwegian told the club’s official website.

‘We’re excited, he’s young, fresh and with new ideas, an innovative coach we know from before.’

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