Manchester City are being asked to provide an explanation for a former youth team player’s request about the assistance offered to him, a coroner said.
18-year-old Jeremy Wisten was found dead on October 24th in his room at the family home in Wythenshawe, Manchester.
The Malawi-born teenager played for the 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 testimony from the football club “regarding Jeremy’s time as an academy player and also before and after his release from the football club, detailing what support he was given, if any.” him both before and after his release “.
He also ordered a report from Mr. Wisten’s GP and a toxicological report.
Mr Golombeck said he was impressed with 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.
Coroner Ian Taylor told the court that Mr Wisten, a college student, was pronounced dead at the scene after he was found and there were no suspicious circumstances.
Mr. Golombeck postponed the investigation to a date to be set, which is expected to be in the spring of next year.
In a statement released at the time, the club said: “The Manchester City family are saddened by the death of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten.
“We extend our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.”