Grant parts company with Canaries
Norwich City are on the hunt for a new manager following Peter Grant's departure from the club on Tuesday, 9 October, 2007. The team's recent form left the Celtic legend considering his future, which he's decided is not at Carrow Road.
Norwich City manager Peter Grant has left the club after one year in charge.
The Carrow Road club confirmed he had left by "mutual consent," leaving assistant boss Jim Duffy to take over while a permanent replacement is found.
The club's chief executive Neil Doncaster said the decision was arrived at following a lengthy discussion between Grant and board after the club's 1-0 defeat at QPR on Monday.
"Sometimes things don't work out as you hoped and that was certainly the case, this last year," said Doncaster.
"It was a very difficult decision for us to make but it was right for myself and the football club going forward," Grant told Norwich City's website.
"The most important things for me have always been the supporters and the club itself. They are the two constants while managers and players come and go.
"Unfortunately, for me, I feel that the balls haven't bounced the right way for me over the last 12 months.
"I have had fantastic support from the board from minute one right up until the time of leaving, but we are in a results-driven business and I don't like being second best at anything.
"I would like to thank everyone for the support they have given me and I wish nothing but success for Norwich City now and forever."
A torrid year
Grant, 42, took over at Carrow Road in October 2006 after Nigel Worthington's departure at the same point of the season and guided them to a 16th-place finish last year.
But he had witnessed his side fail to score in their last six games.
"We would like to express our heartfelt best wishes to Peter and his family and wish him and them every success for the future," said Canary chairman Roger Munby.
Grant accepted the angry reaction from Norwich's fans after the final whistle at QPR.
"I can understand why - I don't expect the fans to be singing from the rafters, we haven't scored and we haven't won again. I'm massively disappointed for them, for me and for the players," he said.
"It's difficult to put into words. Too many big players are not performing."
last updated: 10/10/07