Minnesota United FC

Ramsay leaves Man Utd for MLS head coach role

Eric Ramsay (left) joined Manchester United as a coach in 2021

First-team coach Eric Ramsay has left Manchester United to join Minnesota United and become the youngest head coach in Major League Soccer history.

The 32-year-old Welshman joined Manchester United as a coach under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2021.

He has also worked as an assistant coach for the Welsh men's team.

"I'm incredibly excited to be joining a club with such a strong football culture, a fanatic fanbase and a brilliant infrastructure," Ramsay said.

"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."

Ramsay, who became the youngest British coach to earn his Uefa Pro Licence in 2019, will leave his role at Old Trafford following Sunday's Premier League derby against Manchester City.

United said: "We would like to thank Eric for his contribution, and wish him the best of luck in the US in his first head-coach role."

Ramsay replaces interim boss Cameron Knowles at Minnesota, who had been without a permanent manager since parting ways with Adrian Heath in October.

The club won their opening game of the MLS season 2-1 against Austin FC on Sunday.

Minnesota's chief soccer officer Khaled El-Ahmad said: "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."

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