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Eric Ramsay departs Man United, joins Minnesota United

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Eric Ramsay departs Man United, joins Minnesota United. Photo/ Yardbarker.
  • Eric Ramsay has left his role as Manchester United’s first team coach to become Major League Soccer club Minnesota United head coach
  • Minnesota have been without a permanent manager since October 2023 when they parted ways with Adrian Heath

Eric Ramsay has left his role as Manchester United‘s first team coach to become Major League Soccer club Minnesota United head coach.

Ramsay joined Manchester United as a coach under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2021 and has been serving as Eric ten Hag’s assistant since then. The Red Devils confirmed on their website that the Welshman will depart after Sunday’s Premier League clash against rivals Manchester City and his responsibilities will be shared among the remaining members of the coaching team.

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Eric Ramsay will leave Manchester United officially after Sunday’s Manchester derby. Photo/ BNN Breaking.

“Manchester United can confirm that first-team coach Eric Ramsay will depart the club to join Major League Soccer team Minnesota United as head coach… His responsibilities will be shared across the rest of the coaching team for the remainder of the season.” United said while announcing Ramsay’s departure which is set to take place next week.

Ramsay was born in Shrewsbury and began his coaching career at Loughborough University. In 2019, the Welshman became the youngest UK coach to earn his UEFA Pro Licence and has since worked with several top clubs in England.

The 32-year-old has held coaching roles at Swansea City, Shrewsbury Town and lastly worked for Chelsea before joining Manchester United. He also served as the assistant head coach of the Wales national team in 2023.

Ramsay is looking forward to take over as Minnesota United head coach and praised the club for their strong football culture, fanatic fanbase and brilliant infrastructure.

Minnesota have been without a permanent manager since October 2023 when they parted ways with Adrian Heath. They were lead by interim manager Cameron Knowles who will be stepping down for Ramsay to take over.

Eric Ramsay Is The Right Man To Lead Minnesota 

Minnesota’s chief soccer officer Khaled El-Ahmad believes that Eric Ramsay is the right man to lead the team due to the experience he has with top players and coaches. Some of the biggest names in the football world Ramsay has coached include Cristiano Ronaldo, David de Gea, Marcus Rashford and Casemiro, just to mention a few.

Taking his experience with the top stars to the MLS, the Welshman will be joining the list of British coaches such as Wayne Rooney, Phil Neville Dean Smith and Casey Stoney, who have coached in the MLS. Smith is the current head coach at Charlotte FC while Stoney is leading Charlotte FC.

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Khaled El-Ahmad, Minnesota United’s chief soccer officer, believes that Eric Ramsay is the right man to lead this new season. Photo/ beIN SPORTS.

“After an extensive search that included dozens of impressive domestic and international candidates, we are confident that Eric Ramsay is the best choice to lead our club. His experience working with top-level players, coaches, and sporting staff at both the club and international level – as well as his alignment in playing style and development philosophy – all fit with the vision we have for the future of MNUFC.” Khaled El-Ahmad is quoted by Minnesota United’s official website.

The MLS Season Kicks Off

The 2024 MLS season kicked off last Wednesday with reigning League Cup champions Inter Miami CF hosting Real Salt Lake in a standalone match at Chase Stadium. Inter Miami, who have stars such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets, won the match 2-0.

More games were played over the weekend, with Eric Ramsay’s new club Minnesota United securing a 2-1 victory over Austin. Inter Miami were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Los Angeles Galaxy, with Messi scoring the equalizer in stoppage time.

The MLS returns this weekend with several fixtures being played on Saturday and Sunday. Ramsay could lead Minnesota United for the first time during their fixture against Orlando City on March 10.

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media at Egerton University.

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