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Man Utd set to lose set-piece coach Eric Ramsay to Minnesota United after Manchester derby

Manchester United are set to lose the services of set-piece coach Eric Ramsay to Minnesota United following the derby against Manchester City on March 3.

Ramsay joined the club as a player development and set-piece coach under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He has kept his place over the past few years.

Manager Erik ten Hag was convinced by the credentials of the 32-year-old, but he is now set to take up a new challenge by stepping into the head coach role with Minnesota.

Ramsay previously turned down approaches from Blackpool and Swansea City, but he has been tempted to accept the position with the Major League Soccer outfit.

The Welshman is set to become the youngest manager in the division by a fair margin – the second youngest being New York City FC’s Nick Cushing at 39.

Minnesota will start their campaign from February 25. Ramsay will be joining them following their second game. The Manchester derby will be his last at United.

Ramsay is considered as one of the best young coaches in English football. He has made a huge impression behind the scenes at United in recent years.

This has not been replicated on the field this term with United’s limited threat from corners and free-kicks, but the club will be sad to see him walk out mid-season.

He becomes the second talented coach to pursue a managerial career away from United after Kieran McKenna in 2021. He has been successful with Ipswich Town.

His club are only goal difference behind the automatic promotion places in the Championship and we could see him managing in the Premier League next term.

Hopefully, Ramsay has similar success in Major League Soccer. He has taken a different path to McKenna, turning down opportunities in the English Football League.

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