On January 5, Minnesota United announced that Cameron Knowles would be taking charge on an interim basis following the departure of Sean McAuley and while the club sought a new permanent boss. 

A few weeks later, preseason friendlies were underway, and on February 24, Minnesota opened the season with a win against Austin FC. Two days later, the club finally sealed its new hire. 

Eric Ramsay was announced as the new head coach of the club currently at +1600 in sport betting markets to reach the MLS Cup, but who is the new head coach of the Loons, and what’s his net worth?

Who is Eric Ramsay?

Eric Ramsay has been praised as one of the top young coaching talents in European soccer, and still only 32-years-old, he comes into his first top-tier head coach role as the youngest in the MLS

The Welshman had a short playing career, finding himself better suited to the coaching side of the game, having graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Sport Science with Management. 

Afterwards, he joined Swansea City when the club was in the Premier League, working his way up to coaching their youth teams before becoming the academy manager of Shrewsbury Town.

He spent two years with Shrewsbury Town, eventually being named as the first team coach before moving over to the Chelsea under-23s team in 2019. 

With Chelsea, Ramsay also made his way to a UEFA Pro Licence and, in doing so, became the youngest Brit to achieve the feat at the age of 27. 

He was then snapped up by Manchester United under the charge of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2021. Even with the turmoil at the club and rotation of managers since, Ramsay remained a core part of the coaching setup. 

Hailed for his attention to detail in his coaching, CV Academy teamed up with Ramsay to produce a free coaching course that delves into how he teaches build-up play under pressure and the correct way to play and take a pass.

The Welshman also got a national team call-up in 2023, but Ramsay decided to vacate his role with Wales after six months so that he could give more time to his prominent role at Old Trafford. 

On February 22, 2024, Ramsay officially got the job of the Minnesota United head coach and, due to needing to wait for the approval of his work visa, was expected to first take charge on March 9.

The Loons have enjoyed a fairly good start to the season, getting a win and a tie in the opening two games, and Ramsay will inherit some strong players to work with. 

Emanuel Reynoso, Sang-bin Jeong, Bongokuhle Hlongwane, Hassani Dotson, and Teemu Pukki headline the team that currently sits as a distant dark horse to win the league at +4000 in the soccer odds.

What is Eric Ramsay’s Net Worth?

Unless you're Eric Ramsay or his accountant, the chances are that you don’t know what his net worth is, nor would you be able to land on an accurate net worth figure. 

Some outlets have, without citation, said that reports say that the Welshman got £4 million ($6.88 million) per year with the Welsh national team – where he spent six months – and some £5 million ($8.6 million) during his time with Manchester United. 

Thus, they point to a net worth for Ramsay being between £8 million and £10 million (up to $17.2 million). This figure seems rather out there for someone with so few years in the job and while mostly being a non-head coach. 

Basically, any value assigned to Ramsay’s net worth right now is just a guess. Let’s say he earned in the region of £500,000 ($860,000) per year at United – one-quarter of what Vincent Kompany is supposedly earning at Burnley as the team’s head coach – that’d bring him to at least $2.58 million in earnings.  

Bundle in the 32-year-old’s other works, maybe you can say Ramsay has earned at least $3 million in his career, which might reflect his net worth. In reality, though, you just can’t know Eric Ramsay’s net worth.

Signing a multi-year deal, if he hits the ground running, Ramsay can look forward to bolstering his net worth in his new and challenging role as Minnesota United’s head coach.

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