Keith Webb was a central defender in the Norwich City youth side
of 1980 but was not considered good enough to be offered professional
terms. He worked for the club in an administrative role whilst
studying for his coaching qualifications. In 1986 he became manager
of Norwich City's Youth team - a team that has produced many stars
have generated million pound transfer fees (Chris
Sutton, Ruel Fox, Darren Eadie, Andy Johnson, Keith O'Neill,
Danny Mills, Craig
Bellamy and Robert Green).
In January 2000, Keith was promoted to reserve team manager at
Norwich following the promotion of Steve Foley to become first
team coach under new manager Nigel Worthington.
In December 2006, Keith was appointed as the new manager of Kings
Lynn following Tommy Taylor's departure to join the coaching staff
at Peterborough United. He signed a two and a half year deal at
the Walks. He departed with Peter Grant's blessing as shown by
quickly arranging the loan signings of City youngsters Andrew
Cave-Brown and Andrew Fisk. "I
left on very good terms and I would hope we can foster good relations
between the clubs. Peter said if I ever needed loan players he'd
look favourably on us and give me any assistance where he can".
Grant said "Keith knows the way I work, he knows what
I expect from the players and that's the only reason I am allowing
them to go."
In his first full season at Kings Lynn, he led the club to the
Southern League title which was secured on 26h April 2008 with
a 2-0 win at Merthyr Tydfil. His squad includes Scott
Howie, Greg Crane and Danny
Bloomfield whilst Craig Fleming,
Shaun Carey and Phil
Mulryne also played for the Linnets duirng the 2007/8 season
At the end of Lynn's first season in the Conference North, they
finished 17th but were demoted to the Southern League as their
ground did not meet Conference standards. Faced with uncertain
finances, Webb and his assistant Lee Glover resigned at the end
of the 2008/9 season.
Along with Gary Butcher, Webb set up
Player Techniques coaching clinic in Norwich with the aim
of improving the quality of youth football in the East of England,
and to provide excellence in coaching and facilitating development
of young players.
Webb became manager of the England cerebal palsy side at the
beginning of 2014 and led them to the European Championships.
He is also a regional development officer for the Football Association
in the East.
In June 2015, Webb managed England to fifth place in the Cerebral
Palsy Football World Championships, their highest ever finish.