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Peter Grant gives his first NCFC press conference
Peter Grant is Norwich's new manager

Grant appointed as Norwich boss

Peter Grant is confirmed as the new manager of Norwich City, signed on a three year deal from West Ham. Watch his first press conference as the new boss at Carrow Road.

Peter Grant has been confirmed as the new manager of Norwich City.

The 41-year-old, who was unveiled at a news conference on Monday, has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Scottish-born Grant is a former player at Carrow Road and joins the Canaries after spending almost three years as assistant manager at West Ham.

"It's great to be back home," said Grant, a replacement for Nigel Worthington, who was sacked at the beginning of the month.

"The challenge for me is to try to get a team ready to push for the Premiership."

A compensation agreement was quickly thrashed out with West Ham and Grant paid tribute to the Hammers' beleagured manager Alan Pardew.

"He's been a fantastic help to me and I can't thank him enough," said Grant.

Grant made 75 appearances for Norwich as a tough-tackling midfielder after moving south from Celtic in 1997.

He won two Scotland caps during a 15-year-spell with the Bhoys.

"Norwich were the first club to bring me to England as a player and I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Carrow Road," said Grant.

"It's the fantastic people around the place as well as the massive potential of the club that's combined to tempt me away from the Premiership."

"Norwich City Football Club was too much of an opportunity for me to knock back in any shape or form and I was so determined to come here.

"I told the chairman the directors I was desperate to be a manger at NCFC and I don't say things like that lightly," he added.

After leaving Norwich in 1999, Grant spent a season with Reading before finishing his playing days at Bournemouth, where he was also a coach.

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