Press Release

Minnesota United FC Names Eric Ramsay as Head Coach


Minnesota United FC today announced Eric Ramsay as the second head coach in the club’s Major League Soccer history. Ramsay joins the club from Manchester United of the English Premier League, where he served as a first-team coach under current manager Erik ten Hag.

“I’m incredibly excited to be joining a club with such a strong football culture, a fanatic fan-base and a brilliant infrastructure,” said Ramsay. “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. There is a really exciting pathway for the future of the club and I’m looking forward to playing my role in realizing that vision. I thank the club for putting its faith in me and I hope it’s the start of another successful period for everyone connected with Minnesota United.”

Born in Shrewsbury, England, and growing up in Wales, Ramsay joins Minnesota after two-and-a-half-years working with the one of the top clubs in global football. He began his coaching role at Manchester United in July 2021 while the club was under the leadership of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, serving as a set-piece coach with involvement in player development. As an integral member of the Manchester United staff from 2021-24, he helped lead tactical training sessions, developed young stars and worked with some of the most notable soccer players in the world including Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, and Nemanja Matic. During his time with Manchester United, the club won the EFL Cup and reached the FA Cup final in 2023.

Ramsey’s background includes serving as an assistant coach with the Welsh National Team in 2023. He was with Premier League side Swansea City for three-and-one-half years as coach for the club’s U18 and U21 teams, and was the Interim Head Coach for Shrewsbury Town, his hometown club, in 2018 and managed the club academy in 2017. Ramsay also had experience coaching the U23 squad for Chelsea, another member of the English Premier League elite. He received his UEFA Pro License in 2019 – making him the youngest British coach ever to receive that designation.

“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,” said MNUFC Chief Soccer Officer Khaled El-Ahmad. “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. Beyond his soccer pedigree, he is a genuine person who is aligned with the values and culture at the club. He speaks several languages, has experience in managing a multicultural locker room at the highest level, and he understands the importance of community engagement and the value of a passionate fanbase. He fits everything that MNUFC is about, and we are looking forward to welcoming Eric to Minnesota United FC.”

Eric and his wife Sioned have two children, Jack (2) and Lilie (7 months). He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French and conversant in other languages. Eric Ramsay will join the club pending receipt of his work visa.