DERMOT DRUMMY FACTFILE
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.