Garry Parker

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Garry Parker
Personal information
Full name Garry Ronald Parker
Date of birth (1965-09-07) 7 September 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Oxford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hibernian (assistant coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Luton Town 42 (3)
1986–1988 Hull City 84 (8)
1988–1991 Nottingham Forest 103 (17)
1991–1995 Aston Villa 93 (13)
1995–2001 Leicester City 114 (10)
Total 436 (51)
National team
1986–1988 England U21 6 (1)
1989 England B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Leicester City (caretaker)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Garry Parker (born 7 September 1965) is an English former professional footballer. He is currently the assistant coach at Scottish Championship club Hibernian.

As a player he was a midfielder from 1983 to 2001, notably in the Premier League for Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Leicester City. He also played for Luton Town and Hull City.[1]

He was capped by his country at under-21 and B international level.[2][3] In 2001 he became caretaker manager of Leicester City.

Club career[edit]

Parker initially played in Division one (now Premier League) for Luton Town before moving to Hull City. He then joined Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest in 1988. In three seasons there he made played in numerous finals at Wembley Stadium. With team mates such as Stuart Pearce and Des Walker he collected winners medals in the 1989 and 1990 League Cup Finals. He also won the 1989 Full Members Cup at Wembley in which he scored twice in the final against Everton. He collected a runners up medal from the 1991 FA Cup Final defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Parker left Forest to join Aston Villa in 1991. Villa won the League Cup in 1994 but Parker didn't play in the final. He was at Villa for four seasons before dropping down a division to join Leicester City. At the end of his first season at Leicester the club were promoted back to the top flight after winning the play offs. Parker scored Leicester's equaliser in the play off final against Crystal Palace. Parker was named as the club's player of the season.

Parker's last game for Leicester was on 30 January 1999 at Middlesbrough.[4]

International career[edit]

He played for England at B level.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

On 1 July 2010, the new Celtic manager Neil Lennon appointed Parker, a former team-mate at Leicester City, as a first team coach at Celtic.[5]

On 12 October 2014, he joined Bolton Wanderers as First Team Coach, linking up once again with former Celtic colleagues Neil Lennon and Johan Mjällby.[6] On 14 April 2016, he left his position at Bolton along with Steve Walford following the club's relegation from the Championship.[7]

Parker was appointed assistant coach at Hibernian on 8 June 2016, again teaming up with Lennon.[8]


Nottingham Forest:- League Cup - winner 1989, 1990 Full Members Cup - winner - 1989

Leicester City:- English First Division play off winner - 1996 Leicester City Player of the year - 1996 FA Cup runner up - 1991


  1. ^ "Garry Parker Leicester City FC". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collections. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (10 January 2004). "England – U-21 International Results 1986–1995 – Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Courtney, Barrie (21 March 2004). "England – International Results B-Team – Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Football: Keller has Gascoigne's number". Independent. January 30, 1999. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ Mjallby, Thompson and Parker team up with Lennon Celtic FC, 1 July 2010
  6. ^ Neil Lennon appointed Bolton Wanderers manager Bolton Wanderers FC, 12 October 2014
  7. ^ Steve Walford and Garry Parker depart Bolton Wanderers FC, 14 April 2016
  8. ^ "HIBERNIAN APPOINT NEIL LENNON". Hibernian FC. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 

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