Derek Allan

Head of Recruitment

  • Date Joined: 30th August 2016
An experienced ex professional football player and now Head of Recruitment currently working at Executive Committee Board Level for a large Engineering Consultant.
Currently Under 17s Professional Elite Youth Coach And Talent ID professional at Greenock Morton FC (2012- Present)
I am a hardworking and loyal individual with a competitive edge.
From a sporting background, I have made the transition to Business/Sales Management particularly well. Always willing to learn and take on new challenges, I have people management skills and the ability to interact really well with people on a business level. I have a friendly and outgoing manner and a real drive to succeed in any challenges I undertake.
Interested in hearing about opportunities within the football industry in coaching, sales, recruitment, commercial or training within executive management.
Derek Allan


  • : Uefa Youth Licence

    Uefa Youth Licence

  • : Childrens level 4

    Childrens level 4

  • : Uefa B

    Uefa B

Career History

  • Dumbarton FC

    Dumbarton FC
    2004 – 2005
    Appearances: 7

  • Queen of the South FC

    Queen of the South FC
    2001 – 2004
    Appearances: 60 · Goals: 1

  • Kingstonian Football Club

    Kingstonian Football Club
    1999 – 2001
    Appearances: 75 · Goals: 6

  • Brighton & Hove Albion FC

    Brighton & Hove Albion FC
    1996 – 1999
    Appearances: 100 · Goals: 5

  • Southampton FC

    Southampton FC
    1993 – 1996
    Appearances: 1

  • Ayr United FC

    Ayr United FC
    1991 – 1993
    Appearances: 7

  • Greenock Morton FC

    Greenock Morton FC
    Elite Pro Youth Under 17 Lead Coach
    2012 – Present

Key Achievements

  • UEFA Advanced Youth A Licence (2014)
  • Under 17 Club Academy Scotland League Winners 2015 (Greenock Morton FC
  • Scottish Football League Division 2 Champions 2002 (Queen of the South)
  • Bell’s Cup Winners 2002 (Queen of the South)
  • FA Trophy Winner 2000 (Kingstonian F.C)

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