There is a lot of change going on within the academy at Crystal Palace after the club were recently granted category one status.
The club are building a new facility for the youngsters and hope to build a future revolved around their academy. However, the latest news suggests that one of the coaches within the development setup could be leaving.
The former Crystal Palace captain only joined the club as Professional Development Coach within the club’s Academy in September 2019. However, a possible move to the League Two side makes sense as it would be a route for Derry to get back into management.
He currently has a key role with the Eagles as he helps older age-group players ease player progression from development to senior football.
Therefore if he does leave, the South London side should look to find a replacement as soon as possible as player progression from the academy is very important. You can also find some great talents, which Palace have done in the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrick Mitchell.
Here is how Palace fans are reacting to this news:
— PALACE XTRA 📰 (@cpfc_xtra) October 28, 2020
Stay where you are Shaun 👏👏
— Brian Swinden (@SwindenBrian) October 28, 2020
This would open up a great opportunity to get a good young BAME coach in to better represent the profile of our squads.
— Cameron 🦅 (@killacree17) October 28, 2020
I’d rather have the development job lol https://t.co/EOmhZNK1TP
— Sam (@SWPalace) October 28, 2020
Lucky we sacked Richard Shaw then 🙃 https://t.co/oGj9qvskg3
— • Phïl • (@Phillyconcarne) October 28, 2020
Don’t complain. Means Paddy might move up to the U23’s then
— George Pavlou (@The_ArmaniCode) October 28, 2020
— LetsTalkPalace (@letstalkpalace) October 28, 2020
In other Palace news, one senior player shone for the U23’s recently. Have a read who it was here!
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