1) 'And Smith must score!’
Anyone from three decades back will remember the immortal phrase uttered by 1983 FA Cup final commentator Peter Jones.
The Smith in question was Brighton’s Gordon Smith bearing down on Gary Bailey in the Manchester United goal. It looked for all the world a winner, but Bailey made a miraculous save; the chance went, and with it an FA Cup winner’s medal for Ramsey, playing right-back on the day for the Seagulls.
2) Fast forward to 1987 and Ramsey reckoned he ‘didn’t do so well’ at lowly Southend United where he played a mere 13 games in the equivalent of League One.
His third appearance for the Shrimpers saw them thrashed 8-1 by Gillingham. His fifth was a 6-2 hammering by Notts County, and his seventh, a 4-1 reverse at Port Vale. Ramsey was dropped for game eight.
3) Cocoa Expos and Naxxar Lions?
A coach has got to start somewhere and after Ramsey’s less than sublime time on the Essex Riviera, he went to Lions in the Maltese Premier League as player coach and then on to the USA as player, assistant coach and coach for the USL PDL Expos.
4) As England national under-20 coach, Ramsey guided the team to the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria. He was also the assistant coach of the England national under-16 football team at the 2000 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship in Israel.
5) In 2008 he was listed amongst the 30 most influential black people in football by The Voice, a newspaper for the black community.
6) Ramsey becomes the fifth black manager in the Football League after former Chelsea star Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Burton, Keith Curle at Carlisle, Fabio Liverani at Leyton Orient, and Chris Powell at Huddersfield.
7) Ramsey’s middle name is Leroy, and on the day he was born, April 28 1962, Elvis Presley was number one with Good Luck Charm. Rangers hope they have found theirs.
8) He has five sisters, and one brother, Kevin. Ramsey was raised in Islington - closer to Arsenal than fierce rivals Tottenham where his coaching career under Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood flourished.
9) His favourite music is Motown and reggae. He once tried to learn the drums, but gave up soon after. "I didn’t get very far. I think I’m better at listening than playing," he explained.
10) Another interest is watching movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. "I like the old musicals with stars like Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but my favourite actor is James Cagney. He made some great films," Ramsey added.