In his football career Dean started at Swansea City, joined Cardiff City on loan before moving on to Brighton, Oxford United, Derby County, Liverpool, Galatasary, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Benfica and Bradford City.
He is currently working as assistant manager to Wales’s manager John Toshack and is appearing regularly on TV and radio as a match summariser.
Dean played in over 700 games and scored 254 goals, capped by Wales on 75 occasions, scoring 22 goals for his country.
After retiring from football in 2001 he became a coach and then moved on to Newcastle United in 2004 initially as strikers coach, and then first team coach under old boss Graeme Souness. He left Newcastle in 2006 and took his coaching badges and was appointed assistant manger of Wales in June 2007.
He was one of the Welsh national side’s most prolific scorers. Made his debut as a 21 year old against Ireland in 1986, no Welsh fan will ever forget his goal which secured a famous 1-0 win over Brazil in Cardiff in 1991. He won the last of his caps against Ukraine in 2001 just a few months short of his 37th birthday.
Dean is building a very good reputation as an after dinner speaker, he comes very highly rated and above all enjoys doing the events.