(PHOENIX) Aug. 10, 2018 – Phoenix Rising FC announced today that soccer veteran and former Premier League player, Peter Ramage, will join the team as an assistant coach under interim head coach, Rick Schantz.
“We are so honored to have such a seasoned and well-respected player like Peter Ramage join our coaching staff,” said Schantz, “Peter has played at the highest level and his experience, passion for the game and his drive for excellence, make him the perfect addition to our team. His familiarity with the locker room, the roster and our expectations within the club will allow Peter to make an immediate impact.”
Ramage began his soccer career with the Newcastle United Youth Academy before moving up the ranks and joining Newcastle United FC as a defender, getting his first English Premier League start in April 2005 against Manchester United at Old Trafford. He played for Newcastle for four seasons making 52 appearances before moving on to Queens Park Rangers. Ramage ended his playing career with Phoenix Rising FC in 2017 making 36 career appearances, including serving as team captain, playing 3,139 minutes which was the sixth most appearances and minutes played for the franchise.
After completing 13 seasons and 295 professional career appearances, Ramage began his coaching career with Newcastle Youth Academy, the academy team for the Premier League club Newcastle United. Ramage joins Phoenix Rising FC, effective immediately.
Peter Ramage will make his first appearance as assistant coach this Saturday, Aug. 11, against rival Orange County SC. Tickets are still available and start at $20. To purchase tickets or for more information call 602.900.0083 or visit PHXRisingFC.com.
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history. The club is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Kona Grill CEO, Berke Bakay, and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 11 cities applying for Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion and currently plays in the United Soccer League, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired Premier Development League (PDL) side FC Tucson. For season tickets or more information call 602.900.0083 or visit PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub).