Manchester City will be asked to provide a statement to the inquest from a former youth team player about the support it provided him, a coroner has said.
Jeremy Wisten, 18, was found dead in his room at the family home in Wythenshawe, Manchester on Oct. 24, an inquest opened Tuesday at Manchester Coroner’s Court.
Born in Malawi, the teen played for City’s elite youth teams after joining the club in 2016.
Coroner Zak Golombeck said he had read about Mr Wisten’s time at Manchester City and an injury that reportedly led him to leave the club last year.
Mr Golombeck said, “He was someone who clearly had incredible talent as a footballer.”
He said he would order a testimonial from the football club ‘regarding Jeremy’s time there as an academy player and also the time prior to and following his release from the football club, specifying, if any, the support given to him. both from the period before and after his release ”.
He also ordered a report from Mr. Wisten’s GP and a toxicology report.
Mr Golombeck said he was touched by the love Jeremy had for his family and friends.
The brief hearing was attended by Mr Wisten’s parents and two members of the press, who were present by telephone.
The coroner’s officer, Ian Taylor, told the court that Mr. Wisten, a student, had been pronounced dead on the spot after he was found and that there were no suspicious circumstances.
Mr. Golombeck has postponed the judicial investigation until a date to be determined, probably in the spring of next year.
According to a statement released at the time, the club said: “The Manchester City family are saddened by the death of former Academy player Jeremy Knisten.
We offer our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. ‘