Miguel Ángel Ramírez

1ST-EVER CLTFC HEAD COACH

Miguel Ángel Ramírez
Miguel Ángel Ramírez

Miguel Ángel Ramírez

1ST-EVER CLTFC HEAD COACH

On July 7, Charlotte FC announced that Spanish coach Miguel Ángel Ramírez would become the first head coach of the franchise for its inaugural season.

As the youngest head coach in MLS, Ramírez, 36, joins Charlotte FC after coaching Brazilian club Porto Alegre International in 2021, part of Brazil’s top-flight Serie A league.

Prior to International, Ramírez led the Ecuadorian club, Independiente del Valle for two seasons (2019-2020), capturing a Copa Sudamericana title just months into his first head coaching job in 2019.

Considered the second-most prestigious international competition in all of South America pitting many of the top clubs on the continent, the Copa Sudamericana tournament win was the first international title in Independiente’s history, a significant accomplishment for a manager in his first true head coaching opportunity.

A native of Las Palmas, Spain, Ramírez began to train as coach in the lower categories of the Union Deportiva Las Palmas and Deportivo Alaves, in Spain. He moved to Greece in 2011 with AEK FC, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos. Ramirez also spent six years at the Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar, where he coached the Under-12, Under-13, Under-16 and Under-17 sides. He also served as head coach of the Under-17 and Under -14 Qatar national soccer teams and was assistant coach for the Under-19 side.

Year Position Club Division
2003 – 10 Youth Coach Las Palmas Spain Segunda Division
2010 – 11 Youth Coach AEK Athens FC Greece Super League
2011 Youth Coach Panathinaikos Greece Super League
2011 Youth Coach Olympiacos Greece Super League
2011 – 12 Youth Coach Las Palmas Spain Segunda Division
2012 – 18 Youth Coach Aspire Academy Qatar
2018 – 19 Youth Coach Independiente del Valle Ecuador Serie A
2019 – 20 Head Coach Independiente del Valle Ecuador Serie A
2021 Head Coach Porto Alegre Internacional Brazil Serie A
2021 – pres Head Coach Charlotte FC MLS

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Charlotte FC names Miguel Ángel Ramírez First Head Coach in Club History

The 36-year-old Spanish coach will lead the expansion team’s debut in Major League Soccer next season.

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