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Sherwood appoints ex-Tottenham man Tony Parks to his Aston Villa coaching staff

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood has added former Tottenham player and coach Tony Parks to his backroom staff at Aston Villa.

The Tim Sherwood era didn't get off to the best of starts for Aston Villa on Saturday, as Stoke City left Villa Park with a 2-1 win.

Victor Moses' dramatic late penalty sealed three points for the Potters, leaving Villa rooted in the relegation zone - and Sherwood has plenty of work to do.

Last week, Sherwood was trying to build his backroom staff. He brought in ex-Tottenham midfielder Mark Robson as first team coach, as well as another former Spurs man, Seamus Brady, who worked as a performance analyst at White Hart Lane during Sherwood's time as manager there.

Just a day before the Stoke game, Sherwood also appointed Kevin MacDonald as his new assistant manager, with MacDonald returning to Villa Park having worked as an assistant there for nine years between 2003 and 2012.

Now, he continues to add bodies around him, with the Aston Villa official website confirming this afternoon that Tony Parks has arrived as goalkeeper coach.

Parks, who was a goalkeeper for Tottenham for eight years during his playing days in the 1980's, also worked a goalkeeper coach for six years at White Hart Lane, helping the development of current first choice stopper Hugo Lloris - considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.

Parks arrives immediately and will begin work with the likes of Brad Guzan and Shay Given, with Sherwood appointing familiar faces not only to himself, but also to Spurs fans.

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