After Tony Parks left Norwich to become Aston Villa's goalkeeping
coach in February 2015, former Charlton stopper Dean Kiely replaced
him at Carrow Road
Kiely was a youth team player at West Bromwich Albion before
being accepted into the FA School of Excellence at Lilleshall.
He then joined Coventry's youth system signing a professional
contract on 30th October 1987. He joined Ipswich on loan in November
1989 but didn't play any games. He went to York on loan in March
1990 before joining permanently the following May. He made 210
league appearances for the Minster Men.
Following a trail with Plymouth, he signed for Bury on 15th August
1996 for a tribunal set fee of £125,000. He spent three
seasons at Gigg Lane making 137 league appearances and helping
them win the Second Division title.
He moved to Charlton for a fee of £1million on 26th May
1999 and was their regular keeper until 2005. he made 248 appearances
He moved to Portsmouth in January 2006 helping them escape from
relegation. Faced with competition from David James and Jamie
Ashdown, he moved to Luton on loan on 23rd November 2006 before
signing for West Bom on 30th January 2007.
He made his 700th appearance on 1st September 2007 as Albion
beat Barnsley 2-0. He was later second fiddle to Scott Carson
although he did get to play in the Premier League. He took over
the goalkeeping coaching responsibilities at the Hawthorns from
Joe Corrigan and was officially named
as goalkeeping coach in April 2010.
He retired as a player at the end of the 2010/11 season remaining
as coach umtil he was released by new manager Tony Pulis in January
On 13th July 2017, Norwich confirmed that Kiely had left the club with Daniel Farke expecting to bring in a replacement.
On 16th September 2017, Kiely re-united with Alex Neil and became first team goalkeeping coach at Preston. Neil said: "We are delighted that Dean has agreed to join us. We went through a thorough recruitment process with a number of excellent applicants, but after the interviews Dean stood as the outstanding candidate.
He played for England at Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 level,
winning 13 caps, 13 caps and 4 caps respectively. Changing allegience
to Ireland, he earned his first cap in November 1999 against Turkey.
he won 11 caps for Irelland.