“One Of The Best Young Coaches In Football” Linked With Vacant Swansea City Job

Manchester United and former Wales first-team coach Eric Ramsey is a candidate for the vacant Swansea City job, according to a report from BBC.

The outlet claimed on Thursday that Swansea had approached Tottenham Hotspur in an attempt to prise Chris Davies away from the London outfit, having joined Spurs during the summer when Ange Postecoglou took the reins.

Davies worked under former Leicester City and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for several years and has plenty of experience. Furthermore, he is also Welsh and BBC reported that the 38-year-old was on Swansea’s list to succeed Russell Martin a few months back before Michael Duff was eventually handed the job.

Nevertheless, Man United coach Ramsey is now a leading contender for the job as Spurs rejected an approach from the Swans for Davies.

Ramsey joined the 13-time Premier League champions from Chelsea as a set-piece coach under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the beginning of the 2021/22 campaign but was bumped up to first-team coach by Erik ten Hag after the Dutchman moved to Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old was also recently Wales’ first-team coach under Rob Page, combining his duties with Man United but left in September due to his commitments at club level. Nevertheless, Page still hailed Ramsey as “one of the best young coaches in football”.

Ramsey also worked with Swansea City before, having been the Swans’ U18s boss from 2013 to 2016, starting when he was merely 21.

Recently, the young coach was linked with vacant positions at League One outfits Blackpool and Barnsley before Neil Critchley and Neill Collins were handed their respective roles.

Writer’s View

Ramsey was a prodigy in the coaching world and possibly still is. You don’t get a job as the U18s manager with a then-Premier League club at just 21 if you don’t know your stuff.

Given how highly thought-of Ramsey is in the footballing world, it seems inevitable that he will branch out on his own one day and take up his first job as a manager in the men’s game, just like Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick when they left Manchester United for Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough. Swansea could offer him the chance to take this first step.

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