"Phil Cannon is to come in and head up the Academy," said Pearson, the Rams chairman of football. "He brings with him fantastic contacts and a record of bringing top young players into the system at Everton from home and abroad.
"They are the skills we are buying in to.
"It is all part of a restructuring of the Academy and the football staff in general at Moor Farm.
"It is part of a new structure under Paul Jewell to help the club hit the ground running next season."