Tony Parks joined Norwich City as their goalkeeping coach on
14th July 2014 replacing Dave Watson
who had joined Southampton.
Manager Neil Adams said "Tony
is a vastly experienced coach who played at the highest level
with Tottenham. I saw Tony work during his time at the FA and
was very impressed with what I saw, and he will fill the hole
left by Daves departure perfectly.
He was a youth team player at Spurs and made 37 appearances
between 1980 and 1988 including winning the UEFA Cup in 1984.
He had loan spells at Oxford (5 appearances in 1986) and Gillingham
(2 appearances in 1987) before joining Brentford in 1988. He made
71 appearances for Brentford before moving to QPR on loan. He
joined Fulham in 1990 (2 appearances), West Ham in 1991 (6 appearances),
Stoke in 1992 (2 appearances) before moving to Scotland with Falkirk
in 1992. Over the next four years, he made 112 appearances. He
then joined Blackpool in 1996 and Burnley in 1997, but did not
play a first team game for either. He joined Donaster in 1996
and made six appearances. He later played for Barrow, Scarborough
and Halifax, whom he also managed.
Parks worked with the FA until 2008, when he was approached by
Harry Redknapp to move to White Hart Lane to replace goalkeeping
coach Hans Leitert. Parks left Spurs in 2014 following the arrival
of new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Parks left Norwich at the end of February 2015 to join his former
Spuirs manager Tim Sherwood at Aston
His coaching skills were not evident on the pitch as Villa were relegated from the top flight on 16th April 2016, finishing bottom of the Premier League. He was released by Villa on 4th June 2016 with new manager Roberto Di Matteo bringing in Massimo Battara to be goalkeeping coach