Ian Crook Biography


New Sydney FC Head Coach Ian Crook has had a glittering playing career in the English Premier League and a successful coaching career across the globe. Here are his stats.


Playing Career

1980-1986 Tottenham Hotspur (England) 39 games
1986-1997 Norwich City FC (England) 418 games
1997/98 Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Japan) 24 games
1998-2000 Northern Spirit (Australia) 34 games

Ian also made three appearances for the England B team

Coaching Career
1999-2001 Youth Team Coach at Northern Spirit (NSL Youth League)
2001-2004 Head Coach at Newcastle United (National Soccer League).
2005-2007 Assistant Coach Sydney FC (Hyundai A-League), under Pierre Littbarski.
2007-08 Assistant Coach Avispa Fukuoka (Japanese J2), under Pierre Littbarski.
2009-2010 First team coach Norwich City FC (English First Division), under Bryan Gunn and Paul Lambert
2010/11 Assistant Coach Sydney FC Youth Team
2011/12 Assistant Coach Sydney FC (Hyundai A-League)
Head Coach Sydney FC (National Youth League)
2010-2012 Head Coach NSW Institute of Sport

Coaching honours
2001/02 NSL Coach of the Year, taking Newcastle from 14th in 2001/02 to 2nd in 2001/02.
2005 Oceania Champions (Sydney FC Assistant Coach)
2005 5th Place FIFA Club World Championships (Sydney FC Assistant Coach)
2005/06 Hyundai A-League Champions (Sydney FC Assistant Coach)
2009/10 English Division One Champions (Norwich City Assistant Coach)

Follow Ian Crook on Twitter – @chippycrook63