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Ramsey's Pride

Posted on 21 June 2013  - 11:56

Chris Ramsey has spoken of his pride at being part of England's coaching team for the FIFA Under-20s World Cup.


The tournament kicks-off today (Friday, June 21) in Turkey.

The Young Lions open their campaign against Iraq on Sunday before matches against Chile on Wednesday and Egypt on Saturday week, June 29.

Chris, our Senior Professional Phase Coach, actually managed the England team at the same tournament in 1999.

"On a personal level, I’m pleased and proud to add this tournament to my experiences and I believe it’s always important to stay right at the cutting edge," said Chris, who is manager Peter Taylor's assistant in Turkey.

"I can go there and see new trends that might well help the club and also work with the likes of Peter Taylor and Ugo Ehiogu, so I’m really excited."

Harry Kane and Alex Pritchard are our playing representatives in the squad and Chris believes the tournament will provide a wealth of experience for both.

"For players like Harry and Pritch to be involved in a tournament like this can only be beneficial for their careers, and therefore the club," he added.

"Adam Smith was outstanding in the last Under-20 World Cup in 2011 and that provided the platform for good loan spells and making it into the Under-21 squad. That shows what performing in a tournament like this can do for you."