VIDEO Norwich’s new goalkeeping coach gives his first interview

Norwich’s new goalkeeping coach, Tony Parks, has given his first interview since joining the club.

The 51-year-old former Tottenham man previously played for Oxford United, Gillingham, Brentford, QPR, Fulham, West Ham, Stoke, Falkirk, Blackpool, Burnley, Doncaster Rovers, Barrow, Scarborough and Halifax Town where he also filled in as caretaker manager during his time there.

Speaking to the official Norwich site after signing last week, Parks said

“I’ve come in to work with some top class goalkeepers.

“I know John (Ruddy) and Declan (Rudd) from their days in England squads when I was a national coach, and I’ve been very impressed with Mark Bunn’s ability and Remi Matthews as well. It’s one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Norwich – to work with the quality that was already here.

“John has been ranked among the top Premier League goalkeepers for the last couple of years, and rightly so. His performances, his work ethic and his attitude are commendable. I don’t see any reason why John can’t get back into the England squad, he certainly has that ability and from what I’ve seen on the training ground, he has the drive and commitment to want to do that as well.

“Hopefully I can bring my experience to the table, not only in terms of the goalkeeping but in terms of working with different managers and the manager here.”

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Lee Hurley

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