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Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah led tributes to former Chelsea academy and reserve team coach Dermot Drummy, who died on Monday aged 56.

Drummy worked at Chelsea between 2007 and 2014 and, in his role as youth team manager, he led the side to the club’s first FA Youth Cup trophy in 49 years in 2010.

He was then appointed as Chelsea’s reserve team manager a year later and oversaw the side’s charge to the 2014 title with a 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, with a team that featured the likes of Charly Musonda, Lewis Baker, Andreas Christensen, Loftus-Cheek and Nathan Ake. 

Drummy then spent a short time acting as international head coach of the Chelsea Foundation before leaving the Blues to manage Crawley Town in April 2016, a role that he then left earlier this year. 

On Monday night, Crawley Town’s official Twitter account confirmed Drummy’s death. Their tweets read: “Everyone at the club is devastated by the news that our former manager Dermot Drummy passed away earlier today.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We will be issuing a full statement tomorrow after speaking to…



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