Derek Langley

Ex-Manchester United Head of Recruitment

Derek brings a wealth of experience gained during his 40 year career within talent identification, 16 of which at Manchester United as Head of Recruitment overseeing the development of some of Manchesters greats.​

Derek has been responsible for overseeing the development of many of Manchester United’s young stars and will join the PFSA as a Consultant focusing on Talent Identification and Academy Systems.


  • Talent Identification and Development

  • Academy Systems (In Line with EPPP)

  • Advanced Player and Team Reporting

  • EPPP Advice and Procedures

  • Development Centre Advice and Procedures