A former Colchester United player (283 games, 54 goals) who joined
the Us at the age of 14, Steve came to Carrow Road in July 1996
with his former teammate Mike Walker. He took initial responsibility for the Reserves
but moved to a new post as Assistant Director of the club's Football
Academy which would see him oversee the development of players
between the ages of 16 and 21. Steve was appointed as first team
coach by new manager Nigel Worthington
at the beginning of January 2001. His contribution to Norwichs
success was rewarded with an extension to his contract that will
see him stay at Carrow Road until June 2005.
Steve was made the scapegoat for City's under-par 2005/6 season
performance when he departed from the club "by mutual consent"
at the beginning of May 2006 with Nigel Worthington saying that
he felt the coaching element needed to be shaken up.
The following month saw Steve join Norwich's arch-rivals Ipswich
Town as part of new manager Jim Magilton''s new coaching line-up.
Demoted during 2009/10 by Roy Keane to manage the reserve team
at Ipswich, his contract was not renewed at the end of the 2009/10
season. He was linked with joining Aidy
He was linked with a role at American side Tampa Bay Rowdies
but in October 2011, was helping out at Halstead Town. He also
helped Brantham, Needham Market and Tottenham's youth team.
In July 2012, he joined Leiston as first team coach replacing
Steve Ball who joined Colchester. Foley
confirmed that his new role meant he will not be able to act as
a summariser for Radio Suffolk on Saturday afternoons.
On 1st August 2012, Foley returned to Ipswich as Youth Development
Coach under returning academy director Bryan Klug who said "Steve
Foley has a vast knowledge of the game and has coached across
every level. Ive obviously worked closely with Steve before
in our time at the Club and I know he will be a valuable asset
to the academy. :
He has also been Head Coach at Ryman League Needham Market.
In May 2014, Foley was linked with a return to Carrow Road to
be part of Neil Adams' coaching team.