Former Chelsea and Arsenal coach Dermot Drummy flies to Brazil for managerial talks

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Hugely successful former Chelsea under-21 boss Dermot Drummy is bidding to make a move into full time management.

Former Chelsea and Arsenal coach Dermot Drummy is close to being given the opportunity of a lifetime to pursue a management career in Brazil. 

Drummy spent 10 years as a coach at Arsenal, and the last seven at Chelsea, working under both Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.

He is now keen to establish himself as a boss in his own right, and HITC Sport understand he has an offer on the table from Brazilian Carioca 1 side Bangu.

Drummy has agreed to fly to out to hold talks with the Rio de Janeiro based club and touched on Tuesday afternoon.

David Robson-Kanu, Drummy's representative, told HITC Sport in a telephone interview: "He was open to moving abroad, but opportunities in the UK for managers can be difficult.

"Dermot's worked at a top level for his entire career, he's worked under some of if not the best managers in the world and worked very closely with them. He's got all the tools of making a fantastic manager, it's just about getting that first opportunity.

"He wants somewhere he is going to get opportunity to express himself and build the Dermot Drummy philosophy of what he's learned and combined over the years together."

He added that Drummy had offers from clubs in Qatar, Dubai, and the USA, but found the Bangu role most interesting.

The club has an English heritage, first given a Southampton shirt over 100 years ago, and play in red and white as a result. 

Robson-Kanu added: "It's their second year in the top flight and they are looking for someone to come in and take charge of the club from top to bottom.

"He knows all the South Americans at Chelsea, he knows them very well."

Drummy recently led Chelsea's under-21 side to two successive league titles, and his last role at the club was international head coach. Crystal Palace were linked with appointing him by The Mail last August.

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