Link-up combination play - Issue 14 (September 2011)
After retiring from playing football in 1987, Ricky Sbragia enjoyed great success with youth teams at York City and Sunderland. He then accepted the post of reserve team coach with Manchester United, helping to develop the careers of such players as Kieran Richardson and Darren Fletcher.
Sbragia moved to become first-team coach at Bolton Wanderers, before rejoining Sunderland. Following the departure of Roy Keane, he took charge of the Black Cats as caretaker-manager before accepting the manager’s job on a permanent basis in December 2008.
He secured the club’s Barclays Premier League safety the following May but opted to change roles, becoming the chief scout, a position he held until April 2011.
In August, Sbragia was unveiled as the new Scotland Under-17s coach.
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