Grant will bide his time over new coach

CHRIS LAKEY Peter Grant says he is waiting for the dust to settle on a busy summer at Carrow Road before appointing a new first team coach.

CHRIS LAKEY

Peter Grant says he is waiting for the dust to settle on a busy summer at Carrow Road before appointing a new first team coach.

City have been without a third in command since Martin Hunter jumped ship and joined Watford last month in a move which further infuriated Grant, who was still reeling from the controversial departures of Robert Earnshaw and Dickson Etuhu.

And in a summer which has seen seven players go out of the door and seven more come in, Grant is ready to bide his time before taking the plunge - even though there are plenty of coaches to choose from.


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"I have plenty of people in mind - and you get plenty of letters as well," he said.

"Obviously I have looked at people and seen ones I want, but it has to be one that is right for me and Jim (Duffy).

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"There are a lot of quality guys out there - we will get somebody in, but we are not going to rush it. I just think it is important that we settle things down because there have been a lot of things going on at the club during the summer, comings and goings."

It was the timing of Hunter's decision to switch to Vicarage Road which angered Grant, coming just three weeks before the first day of the Championship campaign.

"Everybody thinks I am disappointed Martin went," said Grant. "It's the complete opposite - I was disappointed in the timing of it.

"That was the important thing because I felt another boy could have come in pre-season with us.

"So now I am just going to take that little bit of time - I have a few guys in mind but it is something that has to be right for the balance of me and Jim and the rest of the group."

Grant confirmed that former Canaries defender Simon Charlton is back at the club - helping one of the youth teams that come under the wing of Academy manager Ricky Martin.

Charlton, 35, has retired from top-flight football after almost 600 senior games and returned to Norfolk, where he spent two seasons with City.

"Simon has been involved with the youths," explained Grant. "He is back in this part of the country. Ricky had said to me about him coming and helping out with one of the younger teams.

"We feel it is always important to have people who know what the club is about and if they have their badges and all the things and do their job properly they have the opportunity."

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