Norwich City legend Grant Holt quits

Grant Holt has announced the end of his professional football career as a player Picture: Paul Chest

Grant Holt has announced the end of his professional football career as a player Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Canaries' triple player-of-the-year Grant Holt has announced his playing retirement from the professional game.

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Holt revealed the decision on his Twitter account on Friday morning, as he prepares to embark on the next phase of his career as a coach with Norwich City's academy set-up and director of football at Langley School.

The 37-year-old plundered 78 goals for the Canaries in a special four-year spell at Carrow Road that saw him lead Paul Lambert's squad to a double promotion from the Football League and Premier League survival.

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He tweeted: 'Due to committing to both roles I've decided the time has come to hang up my boots as a professional footballer.

'I would like to thank every fan and all my teams over my career for the amazing support and memories you gave me.'

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