Published 13 May 2022 4 min read
England Youth Teams

Ryan and Rusk join as national coaches

Written by:

Andy Walker

New appointments bolster England men's youth coaching ranks going into the 2022-23 season
Neil Ryan and Simon Rusk have been appointed as new England Football men's national coaches. 
 
Ryan and Rusk bolster the technical directorate based at St. George’s Park in preparation for the start of the 2022-23 international calendar.
Ryan joins from Manchester United, where he was most recently their U23s assistant coach having worked with the club’s academy for 19 years. 
 
The 47 year old, son of former United player and coach Jim Ryan, helped many players progress through the Red Devils’ ranks having worked with every age group from U11s before taking over as U18s lead in 2018.   
Simon Rusk joins England on the back of a successful time as a coach with Brighton & Hove Albion
Simon Rusk joins England on the back of a successful time as a coach with Brighton & Hove Albion
And Rusk arrives following a brief spell as assistant manager at Dundee, having forged a fine reputation during almost a decade at Brighton & Hove Albion. 
 
A former Scotland U18 international, the 40 year old was promoted from the Seagulls’ U18s to take charge of the club’s U23s in 2015, going on to record an impressive run of results in the fledging Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy.

Rusk’s time at Brighton included two spells as a first-team coach alongside Chris Hughton. He left the south coast club to take charge of Stockport County in 2021 before being reunited with Mark McGhee north of the border earlier this year.
 
Coaching roles for England men’s professional and youth development phases will be confirmed ahead of the new season.