Garry Parker

Where is Garry Parker now?

An important part of the Aston Villa team which were runners up to Manchester United in the Premier League’s inaugural season, Garry Parker retired from playing in 2001 after six seasons at Leicester City.

In a career spanning 18-years, he made over 400 first-team appearances for five clubs and was a three-time League Cup winner – twice with Nottingham Forest and once with Leicester.
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Upon retiring from playing Parker stayed on at Leicester City in a coaching capacity and took charge of the team on one occasion in a caretaker role when former manager Peter Taylor was sacked.

In 2010, after spending time working as a scout, Parker joined up with former Leicester City team mate Neil Lennon at Celtic as his first team coach.

After an extremely successful four seasons at Parkhead where they won the league title three times and the cup twice, Lennon and his management team including Parker left the club in May 2014.

He wasn’t out of football for long though and just five-months later once again joined up with Neil Lennon at Championship side Bolton Wanderers as the club’s first team coach.

Unfortunately it didn’t work out at the Reebok Stadium and Parker left the club in April 2016 shortly after the manager was sacked following relegation to League One.

Once again, an opportunity to get back into the game came just two months later when he joined up with Neil Lennon for a third time at Scottish Championship side Hibernian as assistant manager.

Over the next two and a half years the pair had a very successful time at the club, restoring them to the top-flight, reaching the top four with a record points total and also qualified for Europe.

However, they left the club in January 2019 by mutual consent.

At the start of the 2019/20 season, Parker joined his hometown club Oxford United in his current role as technical performance analyst.

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Garry Parker: Premier League Statistics

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