Man Utd’s head of youth recruitment Derek Langley to quit
Manchester United’s head of youth recruitment is planning to quit the club at the end of the season, according to The Times.
Derek Langley is reportedly disillusioned at the state of United’s academy and will leave Carrington this summer.
He will apparently retire having become increasingly frustrated at the Red Devils’ failure to land the best young players in the North West. The region’s top talents are increasingly opting to join rivals Manchester City’s state-of-the-art academy.
Langley, who brought the likes of Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley to the United academy, is understood to be disenchanted at working under club secretary John Alexander and John Murtagh, Everton’s former head of performance, and ready to call time on his career.
If that proves to be accurate, it will leave the Red Devils facing more upheaval in senior backroom positions and heading into the next transfer window with uncertainty over who will be responsible for signing young players.