Ex-Mag returns to the club 12 years on from Newcastle United exit – “I’m really excited”

Newcastle United have appointed former Magpies defender Peter Ramage as the club’s Under-23s assistant coach.

It’s always good to welcome home one of our own that’s been there, seen it, done and understands it. Having been someone that went through the Academy system and someone that has served a great apprenticeship he’s a welcome addition to the staff.

The Academy graduate went on to make 69 first team appearances for the club between 2004 and 2008 and has returned to Tyneside ahead of the 2020/21 season after leaving his role as assistant coach at Phoenix Rising in the United States – a club that saw him work with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba not so long ago!

Ramage will work alongside recently appointed U-23 boss Chris Hogg and replace Liam Bramley, who has stepped down from his role this summer.

Peter Ramage said this on his return to his boyhood club:

“I’m really excited and grateful to be given the opportunity by the football club to come home and work at the Academy with the Under-23s.

“I’m looking forward to working and learning from some incredible coaches and working with a talented group of players.

“My goal is to help give them the foundations to move into the first team and hopefully live the dream that I did in walking out at St. James’ Park in front of 52,000 Geordies.”

Joe Joyce, head of Newcastle United’s Academy and former U-23 boss, said:

“We are delighted to bring Peter back to the club to support Chris Hogg in nurturing our Under-23s players.

“Peter knows the club extremely well and his experiences as a player and talent as a coach will be of great benefit to our young players as they continue to develop their game.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank Liam Bramley for the hard work and commitment he has displayed during his time with Newcastle United. We wish him every success in his future coaching career.”

As he says himself, “I’ve been there, done that and lived the dream.” Now he gets the chance to make others’ dreams come true.

Good luck Peter and welcome home!

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