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Tony Parks

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Norwich Career: 2014-15 (Goalkeeping Coach)
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Date of Birth: 26/01/1963 (Hackney, London) 
Nationality: English

Biography

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 Dave’s 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 Villa.

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


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