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Ben Strang

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Norwich Career: Trial (2006), 2015-16 (Head of Academy Recruitment) 
Current Club: Cambridge United (Head of Football Operations)
Date of Birth: 14/10/1989 (Edinburgh) 
Nationality: Scottish


Scottish Under-17 international Ben Strang played for Norwich's Under-18s against Chelsea on March 4th 2006. Two months earlier, Strang had played for Charlton's Under-18s against the Canaries. He can play in either defence or midfield. Ben then joined Luton Town, playing for their reserves against Norwich on 18th October 2006 and 3rd May 2007.

Since Ben finished playing he worked as a full time coach at The David Beckham Academy and academy recruitment scout for Ipswich Town FC. He went on to gain his UEFA B License as well as the FA Youth Modules 1 & 2 and was Under 14 manager at Cambridge United FC before becoming Chief Scout.

Ben's other coaching experience includes local companies Soccer Development and Elite Soccer; Billy Wingrove's Soccer Schools and AC Milan Soccer Schools. In addition Ben is the regional scout for the South East of England for The Scouting Network, conducting team assessments and player reports for Football League clubs. He also is co-owner of PFD Coaching.

On 1st Janaury 2015, Ben joined Norwich as Head of Academy Recruitment.

On 15th October 2016, Ben returned to Cambridge as Head of Football Operations which will oversee United's scouting and recruitment process and their performance department, which includes sports science, physiotherapy and analysis, as well as all football logistics and the academy.

After overseeing Cambridge's promotion to League One in 2020/21 and their 14th place finish in 2021/22, Strang emerged as a contender for the role of Head of Football Operations at Portsmouth on 11th May 2022. However Strang chose to remain at Cambridge.

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