‘Quite simply a Norwich legend’ - Fans react to Grant Holt’s retirement

Grant Holt playing for Norwich City against Ipswich Town. Picture: James Bass

Grant Holt playing for Norwich City against Ipswich Town. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2010

Norwich City fans have been sharing their favourite memories of Grant Holt following the announcement that he is retiring from the professional game.

The Canaries' triple player-of-the-year 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.

And since the announcement City fans have been praising the 37-year-old on social media.

TV presenter Jake Humphrey tweeted: 'Amazing career. Well done son xx.'

@SamJermy said: 'Happy retirement to Grant Holt, quite simply a Norwich legend who gave us endless moments of joy as we stormed up the leagues and stayed there under Lambert's watch.'

@LeeJermyn said: 'What a player! You led what were the best times of supporting Norwich in my life.'

And @ILoveSports356 tweeted: 'A legend retires. Good luck to Grant Holt.'

Holt scored 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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