Dermot Drummy

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Dermot Drummy
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-01-16) 16 January 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Hackney, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Crawley Town (Head Coach)
Youth career
1974–1979 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1980 Arsenal 0 (0)
1979–1980 Blackpool (loan) 5 (0)
St Albans City
Teams managed
1996–1997 Ware
2009–2011 Chelsea Academy
2011–2014 Chelsea Reserves
2016– Crawley Town

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Dermot Drummy (born 16 January 1961) is an English football coach and former professional player. He is currently the head coach of Crawley Town, a position he took up in April 2016 after serving three years as manager of the Chelsea Reserves and two years as the Youth Team manager.


Playing career

Drummy, who played as a midfielder, began his career with the youth team at Arsenal. He never made the first team at Arsenal, but did make five appearances in the Football League on loan at Blackpool.[1] He later played non-league football for Hendon, Wealdstone, Enfield, Ware and St Albans City.[citation needed] While at Hendon, Drummy scored in the Final of the 1988 Middlesex Senior Charity Cup.[2] He also played for Ware.[3]

Coaching career

Drummy was player-manager at Ware during the 1996–97 season.[4] He left half-way through to become a youth coach at Arsenal,[5] before becoming Manager of the Chelsea Academy in January 2009.[6] The academy won the 2009–10 FA Youth Cup in his second year in charge, beating the Aston Villa Academy 3–2 on aggregate — the Academy's first Youth Cup victory in 49 years.[7] After a successful spell managing the Youth Team, Drummy was appointed Reserve Team manager in July 2011, replacing Steve Holland who is now working with the First team.[8]

For the 2012–13 season the old reserve team league was replaced by a new Under-21 format, with Drummy taking control of that squad, as well as an Under-19 team that competed in a European competition - the NextGen Series. The final of that was reached with Barcelona, Ajax, Juventus and Arsenal beaten along the way, before defeat to Aston Villa in a match held in Italy.[9] In the 2013–14 season, Drummy won the Under-21 Premier League.[9]

Drummy moved to the role of international head coach in June 2014.[10]

In June 2015, Drummy was offered the managers job at Brazilian side Bangu.[11]

He became head coach of Crawley Town in April 2016.[12]


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  11. "Ex-Chelsea coach Dermot Drummy offered first senior position with Brazilian side Bangu". 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>