A former First Division footballer with Brighton & Hove Albion, Chris Ramsey became a very well regarded coach in the game.
A leggy, quick defender in his day, Chris started his career as an apprentice at Bristol City, before moving to the Goldstone ground in 1980, spending five years there. His time with the Seagulls featured an FA Cup final and a replay appearance against Manchester United in 1983. After Brighton, Ramsey moved to play for Swindon Town (where the team were promoted twice), Southend United and then moved abroad to play, coach and manage at Naaxas Lions in Malta (two promotions and a cup final appearance) and Cocoa Expos in the US.
Returning to England, he joined Leyton Orient as a youth development officer before Chris took up a post with the FA as a Regional Director for London and the South East in 1989. He joined the England coaching set-up and was Head Coach of the England Under-20s and assistant coach with the Under-15s, Under-16s and Under-18s. Chris guided the Under 20s to the FIFA Under-20 World Cup finals in Nigeria in 1999 and was assistant coach for the Under-16s in their European Championship finals in Israel in 2000.
From there Chris took over as Assistant Manager at Luton Town in 2000, before heading West to the US again to become Head Coach at Charleston Battery the following year and within two years he had taken them to become National Champions.
In 2005, Ramsey returned to England once more and joined the Spurs as the Assistant Academy Manager with responsibility as Head of Development for the Under-9s to the Under-16s. His work with the youngsters was rewarded in April 2010 and he was appointed to post of Assistant Technical Co-ordinator, under Tim Sherwood.