Man Utd coach 'approached' to take on record-breaking MLS role

Eric Ramsay has been at Manchester United since 2021.

Minnesota United are in talks to poach Manchester United assistant coach Eric Ramsay in the hope of making him one of the youngest head coaches in MLS history.

Ramsay has worked under a number of managers since joining United as their player development and set-piece coach under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He remained with the club alongside Ralf Rangnick and then Erik ten Hag, having grown in influence among the first-team coaching staff.

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The 32-year-old's work in Manchester has seemingly caught the eye of Minnesota United, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that they have made an approach to appoint him as manager. Talks are said to be 'progressing well' after the MLS side identified Ramsay as their prime target.

Work is intensifying behind the scenes ahead of the MLS season, which kicks off on February 21. Minnesota finished 11th in their 14-team Western Conference last season.

Reports last year suggested that Blackpool had made an approach for Ramsay, while Championship outfit Swansea City were also interested in him after losing Michael Duff in December. The Reds coach has been a major factor in helping foreign players settle in quickly at the club due to being fluent in Spanish and French.

Ramsay also juggled an assistant coaching job with the Wales national team alongside his work at club level, with Welsh manager Rob Page once describing him as 'arguably one of the best young coaches in football at this moment in time'.

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Should he depart, Ramsay would become the latest United coach to make the step up to management. Kieran McKenna looks to be one of the club's major success stories, having led Ipswich Town to promotion from League One and potentially straight into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Other success stories include Michael Carrick, the former Reds midfielder who is in his second campaign at Championship outfit Middlesbrough after a brief stint as caretaker manager with United.

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