Peter Grant Unveiled as Canaries Boss

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by The Hornet, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. The Hornet

    The Hornet The Quiet Mod is Watching

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    Peter Grant has been publicly unveiled as Norwich City's new manager.
    Grant decided to leave his post as West Ham assistant manager last week, but caretaker boss Martin Hunter remained in charge of The Canaries for Saturday's game with Queens Park Rangers while he put the finishing touches on a three-and-a-half year deal.
    The former midfielder has now taken up his new position officially and is relishing the challenge ahead.
    Grant, whose first game in charge will be against Birmingham on Tuesday, is hoping to guide Norwich away from the precarious position they currently occupy in The Championship and into the top flight.
    "It's a fantastic opportunity," Grant told the club's official website. "It's a great honour and a great privilege and I'm looking forward to it.
    "I know the expectations that are here and we all look forward to that challenge.
    "Not only of getting Norwich back to The Premiership but also trying to keep them there."
    Grant was in the stands for Norwich's 3-3 draw with QPR and was encouraged by what he saw.
    "There might be some despondency because of the results, but on Saturday there was massive commitment from the players with the supporters well behind them.
    "They all worked their socks off trying to get a result and to come to QPR and score three goals and not get all three points was disappointing - but not the effort and commitment that everyone showed."
    Watford defender Malky Mackay, meanwhile, has ruled himself out of the running to become Grant's number two.
    Mackay was tipped to become an assistant to Grant due to his past history with Norwich, but he has confirmed he will be staying at Vicarage Road to honour his contract.
    "I am contracted to Watford until the end of the season and I am thrilled to be playing in The Premiership," he told the Pink'un. "At this moment in time, that's how it stays.
    "Peter is a friend of mine and I a delighted for him. He will be a fantastic manager.
    "A few people have been putting two and two together and making five. I didn't apply for the job.
    "Maybe one day in the future, but at the moment I'm not ready to take that jump."

    Intresting to see that Malky was linked to be their No2?

    Also shows Malky's commitment to the 'orns :)
  2. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Didn't he sing "I don't want to dance"?

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