Dermot Drummy: John Yems recounts memories at Chelsea and Bournemouth in personal tribute

Crawley Town head coach John Yems had paid tribute to former manager Dermot Drummy, who died four years ago.

Saturday, 27th November 2021, 9:26 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th November 2021, 9:28 pm

Today (Saturday, November 27) marked the fourth anniversary of the death of the former Reds manager. He was 56-years-old.

The players and staff of Crawley Town and Mansfield Town joined together with the fans for a minutes applause prior to the match. Yems’ side wore black armbands.

The programme cover for Saturday’s League Two match against Mansfield Town was also dedicated to Drummy.

Dermot Drummy, an ex-Chelsea and Arsenal coach, was appointed as Crawley Town's manager in April 2016. He was in charge for just over a year.

Drummy, an ex-Chelsea and Arsenal coach, was appointed as Crawley Town's manager in April 2016. He was in charge for just over a year.

"I've known Dermot for about 30 years," Yems said in his post-match interview.

"Our careers ran parallel.

"Even now, you miss having a phone call with him. We helped each other over the years.

The players and staff of Crawley Town and Mansfield Town joined together with the fans for a minutes applause prior to the match, in memory of Dermot Drummy. Yems’ side wore black armbands. Photo: Cory Pickford

"He was a very nice man.

"You know where you stood with Dermot. We had quite a few laughs together.

"He helped me when I used to go up to Chelsea and at Bournemouth. He was just a top man.

"If you do have problems, make sure you talk to somebody. It's such a waste what happened to Dermot."