DER­MOT DRUMMY FACTFILE

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Hack­ney, 1961 (Age 55) A winger, Drummy was an ap­pren­tice at Arse­nal be­fore turn­ing pro in 1979. How­ever, he failed to make an ap­pear­ance for the Gun­ners and, af­ter five games on loan at Black­pool in 1979-80, he joined Isth­mian Premier club Hendon. Drummy spent eight sea­son at Hendon, scor­ing 62 goals in 348 games and win­ning the Mid­dle­sex Se­nior Cup in 1988. He joined En­field for two sea­sons in 1990 and then moved to Wealdstone, win­ning the club’s player of the year award be­fore leav­ing in 1996. Af­ter spells as player-man­ager of Stan­don & Puck­eridge and then Ware, Drummy was of­fered a coach­ing po­si­tion at Arse­nal in 1997 and sub­se­quently re­tired from play­ing, aged 35. Ini­tially a part-time un­der-12 coach at High­bury, Drummy pro­gressed to be­come man­ager of the youth team be­fore leav­ing to be­come Chelsea’s Un­der-16s man­ager in 2007. Pro­moted to Un­der-18s man­ager a year later, he led the academy to FA Youth Cup glory in 2010. Named Un­der-21s boss in 2011, Drummy brought yet more suc­cess in 2014 when he won the Un­der-21 Premier League. Sub­se­quently ap­pointed as the Blues’ newly-cre­ated Head of In­ter­na­tional Coach­ing, he left the post in April 2016 to take charge at Craw­ley.

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