Dean Glover returned to Vale Park in July 2012 to head the club's youth academy.
Glover began his coaching career with Port Vale as part of Brian Horton's management team.
Glover's first managerial appointment came with non-league side Stone Dominoes before rejoining Vale as assistant to Martin Foyle when he replaced Horton in March 2004.
He remained at the club until the end of the 2008/09 season. Initially, Glover took over as caretaker manager when Foyle left the club in September 2007. Port Vale then appointed Lee Sinnott with Glover returning to the assistant role.
When Sinnott left the club in September 2008, with Glover again taking the role as caretaker-manager in a shared role alongside Andy Porter. Glover was then appointed as manager on a permanent basis on 6 October 2008 where he would remain in charge until May 2, 2009.
As a player, Glover represented Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, Port Vale and Kidderminster Harriers.
With Port Vale Glover's honours include, Football League Third Division Play-off winner in 1989, the Football League Trophy winner in 1993, the Football League Second Division Runner Up in 1993-94, Anglo-Italian Cup Runner-up in 1996. With Middlesbrough won promotion to Division 1 in 1987/88.
In the 1993/94 season which saw Vale gain promotion, Glover was an ever-present and was selected in the P.F.A.'s Second Division team. When Vale finished 8th in the 1996-97 Division One (now The Championship), he was part of a team that achieved the club's highest finish since 1931.
As of 2009, Glover has the 5th most league appearances of any Port Vale player.
Dean is also a graduate of the LMA's Certificate in Applied Management at Warwick University.