Ramsay leaves Shrews to take up Academy post

Ramsay leaves Shrews to take up Academy post

Shrewsbury first-team coach Eric Ramsay has joined Chelsea as their new Under-23s assistant coach. Ramsay joined Shrewsbury in 2017 as an Academy coach before taking over the first-team role last season. He previously worked with Swansea’s Academy and he is also a coach educator for Wales Football Association.

The Welshman admits it was a “difficult decision” to make but feels the opportunity was too good to turn down. Speaking to shrewsburytown.com, Ramsay said: “It was a really difficult decision because I’ve got a strong connection with Shrewsbury and the Town itself. It was my club as a kid and it’s a club I’ve always followed.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time working here. I’ve taken a lot from all of the staff that I’ve worked with and each of the experiences I’ve been lucky enough to have here have hopefully stood me in good stead for my next step which is a really exciting one. “It (Chelsea) is a club that are doing really good things in terms of youth development and it’s something I unfortunately felt I couldn’t turn down.”

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