Jeff Wood became Norwich's goalkeeping coach in February 2011,
replacing Lawrence Batty.
Jeff began his playing cateer at Colchester but made 147 appearances
for Charlton, including 121 consecutively. He also played for
Exeter. Playing overseas, he has played in Denmark, Malta and
Finland, and rubbed shoulders with legends like Bobby Moore and
George Best in Hong Kong where he played for Happy Valley.
Curiously he has played for two different foreign teams in the
European Cup in 1982-83 he was named man of the match over
two legs playing for Helsinki JK against Bob Paisleys Liverpool,
when the Finns won the first leg 1-0 but lost the second 5-0.
He also played in the European Cup for Maltese side Rabat Ajax.
He has also coached in Gibraltar and America, and was part of
the management team at Brighton where he also had a short
spell in charge. He also managed non-league sides Chesham and
His most recent home has been in Spain, where he ran Charltons
European Soccer School, and then took it over himself when funding
was discontinued. When approached by Norwich's Assistant Manager
Ian Culverhouse, he wasn't able
to resist the lure of returning to English football. Wood said
Ive known Ian since he was young and I got a phone
call about four weeks ago asking if I would be interested in coming
to do this, so here I am. Ive travelled quite a lot
and been packing suitcases and we did say when I went to Spain
I probably wouldnt do it again, but it was Ian, and the
club its THE place to be isnt it? Its
so professional here, I think it can only go in one direction.
After leaving Norwich in July 2012, he was head Academy Goalkeeping
Coach at Leeds United (October 2012 - July 2013) and first team
goalkeeping coach at Luton (July 2013 to July 2014). He then worked
with the Welsh FA with their Under-21, Under-19 and Under-17 teams.
In July 2014, he took charge at Gibraltar team Lions FC
In July 2015, Wood was appointed manager of the Gibraltar national
team, receiving the task of winning their first point in competitive
football. He replaces Allen Bula and interim coach Dave Wilson.