How board and Grant made their decision

Peter Grant's exit from Norwich City was agreed after two long meetings with club officials.The first took place at Loftus Road soon after Monday's 1-0 defeat by Queen's Park Rangers.

Peter Grant's exit from Norwich City was agreed after two long meetings with club officials.

The first took place at Loftus Road soon after Monday's 1-0 defeat by Queen's Park Rangers.

Chief executive Neil Doncaster said chairman Roger Munby visited the City dressing room after the game and talks with Grant continued long after the game.

Said Doncaster: “The chairman went down to the dressing room and there were long discussions that took place with Peter. The


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bus didn't get away from Loftus Road for some hours. We agreed to meet at Carrow Road the following day at 5.15pm.”

That second meeting lasted until 8pm on Tuesday, after which it was agreed by all parties that it was best for Grant to part company with the club.

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“It's a very sad day for Norwich City, a very sad day for Peter, who I've got a very high regard for as a coach and as a man. I have every confidence that he will succeed where he goes in the future," said Doncaster.

Doncaster rejected stories that Grant's parting settlement was as high as £600,000 - the same sum it cost City to pay off Nigel Worthington a year ago.

“It's nowhere near that sum. I'm not going to be drawn on the detail. That's certainly way wide of the mark,” he said.

Asked if the board had made a mistake with the appointment, he said: “History will show that it has not worked out as we would have hoped. Some people like to look for blame in these circumstances. Clearly the board has collective accountability. That's part of life within football.

“I take the view that we should be looking to the best interests of Norwich City Football Club going forward.”

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