Rastrick appointed Head of Football Development at Norwich City

Dean Rastrick: Worked for Tottenham for 13 years before joining PGAAC

Dean Rastrick: Worked for Tottenham for 13 years before joining PGAAC

Former Tottenham Academy Manager Dean Rastrick has been appointed as the new Head of Football Development at Norwich City.

Rastrick, who worked for Spurs for 13 years before leaving last summer, replaces Steve Weaver at Carrow Road. Weaver was Academy Manager and then Head of Football Development for the Canaries before leaving at the end of 2023/24 after seven years.

Norwich advertised for a replacement on TGG earlier this year. The job description stated that this person would be responsible for “driving all football and player development activities in line with the club’s overarching football strategy.”

It added: “The successful candidate will display effective leadership across all player-development and across all multi-disciplinary areas of the Academy to ensure that it delivers, in line with the club’s values, well-rounded footballers into the Norwich City Men’s First Team, and the professional game more broadly.”

Rastrick left Tottenham in June 2023 after 13 years’ service. He had first joined them in 2010 as Academy Performance Manager, before being promoted to Academy Manager in July 2017. In July 2020, he assumed overall responsibility for Tottenham’s Academy programme after John McDermott's move to the Football Association.

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After Spurs, Rastrick joined the Professional Game Academy Audit Company (PGAAC) in December 2023 as a Leadership and Management Auditor. His new appointment marks a return to Norwich, as he was the club's Assistant Academy Manager (to Ricky Martin) from July 2006 and June 2010.

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