Jon De Souza

Coaching Pathways Manager, Premier League

With almost two decades of professional football experience, Jon has held senior coaching, leadership, and director positions at several football clubs. Jon spent over 10 years at Luton Town, working his way from Academy Player to U18 and Reserve Team manager at the club. He moved to Brentford where he worked as Senior Professional Development Coach and Head of Player and Coach development. He also supported the first team during his time at the club, in a period the club got promoted to the Championship and reached the Championship play offs.

Following on from his time at Brentford, Jon spent 6 years at Colchester United, initially as Academy manager before progressing to the role of Technical Director. During his time at Colchester, the club sold several Academy Graduates for significant fees, made League 2 Play Offs and the Quarter Finals of the Carabao cup. After spending 7 months at Charlton Athletic as First Team Coach, he joined the Premier League in October 2022 as Coaching Pathways Manager, where he provides support to coaches at all levels of the professional game.

Jon is one of a very select few in the football industry who hold both the UEFA Pro Licence and the FA Technical Director Licence.