Manchester United FC

Manchester United FC

PDP Academy Analyst


Role Type



Posting Date

Jun 10, 2022

Role description

Manchester United Football Club

Academy Football Analyst (PDP)

At Manchester United we aim to be the best on and off the pitch – and the quality of our behind-the-scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays.

The Purpose

To provide Football Analysis support to the Manchester United’s professional development phase. Integral to this purpose will be the collation and feedback of technical and tactical information; as well as collaboration with other support services and departments as directed. This will involve the utilisation of leading hardware and software products to provide a comprehensive service to the coaching staff, players and football analysis department and any other party as agreed by HOSS.

Where a specific age group or phase has been determined, further clarity will be highlighted in PDRs.

The Role

The key responsibilities of the post are:

To work alongside coaches, analysis staff and other colleagues to deliver a comprehensive football analysis service relating to the technical, tactical and other developmental aspects that benefits the player and their individual journey.
The efficient and accurate collation of footage and data as requested, using a range of leading-edge technologies.
To keep an up-to-date database of all available footage from training sessions and games, for use by coaches and management toward individual development plans. All such databases should be stored on club server and where requested form part of the player appraisal process.
The correct analysis of video and data to provide insights toward individual player development and team performance where it is deemed appropriate.
The preparation of department specific feedback to help inform the decision-making process of the academy management team.
Upon request, the delivery of analysis feedback using a range of oral, written, visual, and video based communications. Innovative ideas and a demonstration of initiative to add value.
To support the talent identification, talent confirmation and talent development processes agreed by the academy and add value in appropriate ways, where requested by your line manager.
The Person:

The Successful Candidate Will Be Able To Demonstrate

An upper second class B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Sports Science (or equivalent).
A Masters level qualification in Performance Analysis is desired.
Evidence of a commitment and desire to employ rigorous scientific principles in the collation, analysis and feedback of video and performance data.
Relevant vocational qualifications and experience that provide an understanding of the technical and tactical demands of professional football.
Previous experience of having provided performance analysis support to a professional football club.
Excellent organizational skills and an ability to work with total discretion.
Experience in using performance analysis systems and software.
Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft office or similar packages.
Ability to work on own initiative, unsupervised and as an effective team member.
The ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner and practical approach to problem solving.
A willingness to work flexible hours in accordance with the demands of the role
A commitment to driving forwards continuous improvement in their working environment.
Sound personal qualities such as communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, self-motivation, enthusiasm and ability to work under pressure.
The successful candidate should exhibit pride in performance and possess high standards in the provision of service to Manchester United’s internal and external customers.
Full driving license.


Ensure compliance with the company’s safeguarding policy by completing the DBS process for work in a regulatory activity or at a regulatory environment.

Customer Service

Identify and meet the needs of colleagues and our customers, focusing on initiating and welcoming contact and communication whilst striving to deliver first class customer service.

Recognise potential complaint situations and make effective steps to avoid and/or resolve these situations.

Self Development

To undertake any necessary internal or external training sessions in accordance with the Company’s Performance and Development Review Policy and to take personal responsibility to seek opportunities to develop yourself and to realise your own potential.

Team Work

Ensure effective communication within your work team and actively offer support and guidance as necessary.

Security / Stock Control

Ensure compliance with all of the Company’s security, stock control, loss prevention and key holder procedures.

Equal Opportunities and Harassment

Ensure understanding, awareness and compliance with the Company’s Equal Opportunities and Harassment Policies.

Health and Safety

Ensure understanding, awareness and compliance at all times with Company Health, Safety and Environmental Policy.

Hours of Work

There are no set working hours and the employee will be required to work such times and such periods as are necessary for the proper fulfilment of their duties according to the operational requirements of the department or demands of the business. In this role candidates will be required to evenings and weekends.

Please note this advert will close on Friday 24th June 2022

MUFC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk in our workplace.

Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles.

MUFC positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact to make a request; we are here to help.

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