Experienced coach takes up key role with CanariesNORWICH City are delighted to confirm that Tony Parks has been appointed as the Club’s new goalkeeping coach.
Parks has an exceptional pedigree in the game having spent the last six seasons in the same role at Tottenham Hotspur, tutoring France’s World Cup stopper Hugo Lloris among others, and he was awarded the Goalkeeper Coach of the Year at the FA Licensed Coaches’ Club Awards just last year.
He will join the Canaries on a full-time basis with immediate effect after Dave Watson completed his move to Southampton.
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.”
Parks began his playing days as a goalkeeper at Spurs in 1980, and famously won the hearts of the supporters with his penalty saving heroics in the 1984 UEFA Cup Final against Anderlecht.
Lengthy and successful spells at Brentford and Falkirk were the highlights of a nomadic 22-year career that concluded in 2002.
His enthusiasm for the game quickly led to him becoming a ‘keeping coach, with stints at several league clubs preceding a long spell with the FA, where he oversaw the progress of England’s young stoppers.
Parks stayed with the FA until 2008, when he was approached by Harry Redknapp to move to White Hart Lane. He left his position in May this year following the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as manager.