Dermot Drummy RIP

Chelsea's youth team manager Dermot Drummy

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.’

RIP Dermot.

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