Dermot Drummy, Chelsea’s former Academy and reserve team coach has died.
Dermot, 56, spent eight years at the Bridge between 2007 and 2014.
Dermot was a proper Gooner and also an Arsenal youth team player. He played for Blackpool and in non-league..
He was an Arsenal youth team coach before joining the Blues .
Dermot led Chelsea to their first FA Youth Cup success in 49 years in 2010.
He was made reserve team manager in 2011.
The U-21s became national champions in 2014 thanks to a 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
He moved on to become international head coach of the Chelsea Foundation, then achieved a long-term ambition to become a boss in his own right when he joined Crawley Town in 2016. He left in May his year.
Head of youth development Neil Bath at Chelsea said: “There are no words to convey the sense of shock and loss we all feel at this news.
“Dermot was a good friend to many of us here at the Academy, including myself. His love and passion for football were infectious, and we will all miss him greatly.’