Ramsey, 36, has worked under the Football Association technical director, Howard Wilkinson, since June last year and is currently the FA's south- east and London regional coaching director.
With Uefa qualifications behind him, he has been assisting former professionals such as David Platt on their fast-track coaching courses with the FA in recent months.
Ramsey said: "When I started played, I was among the first batch of black players in this country... To be the first black coach to lead out an England side - I can't tell you how much it means to me. Hopefully I can open the door and a lot of others will come flooding in."
"The higher profile I can become will be good for me personally," Ramsey added. "It will also be good for a whole community of people, not just the black community but other professionals who haven't been significantly big names."
As a defender, Ramsey's career took him to Swindon, Southend and Brighton, before a stint as player-coach of Malta's Naxxar Lions. Since then, he has helped to coach Leyton Orient and has also taken charge of the Florida- based Cocoa Expos in the US Indoor Soccer League.Reuse content