Rastrick joined Norwich City in early August 2006 as Assistant Academy
Manager. He signed from Derby County, where he was also assistant
academy manager. The 30 year old, originally from Woodbridge in
Suffolk, will work alongside academy manager Ricky Martin, mainly
looking after players aged between nine and 16.
Dean will take on the responsibility of working with
the players within the schoolboy age groups and will also oversee
communications between the parents and coaches between these age
groups, said Martin. I'm obviously delighted
to have him on board. The role of the academy is to produce first
team players and I'm sure Dean will help us in this area.
Rastrick said: This club has a great tradition of producing
young and talented players and hopefully I can help continue that
tradition. This club has a lovely feel to it and the whole football
department is very close, from the manager all the way through
to academy level.
Dean left the Canaries in July 2010 to take up a similar role
at Tottenham. His replacement at Colney was Gary
Holt. he was promoted to the role of Academy Manager at Spurs.