Huckerby: I think Roeder held grudges

Former Canaries star Darren Huckerby has said the news of Glenn Roeder's sacking had not come as a surprise - and said he thought his former boss was a man who could hold a grudge.

Former Canaries star Darren Huckerby has said the news of Glenn Roeder's sacking had not come as a surprise - and said he thought his former boss was a man who could hold a grudge.

The winger, who left Carrow Road for San Jose Earthquakes at the end of last season, was at the FA Cup defeat at the hands of Charlton which signalled the end of Roeder's reign.

The 32-year-old, who played for Norwich City for five years but was not offered a new contract by Roeder following the end of last season, said: “I was not really surprised, but it still happened pretty sharpish. But the game last night was not great and this was the way it was heading. If you just look at the results, they haven't been good enough”.

The former Manchester City and Leeds United star added: “I'm pretty sure the players didn't like the way he (Roeder) spoke to them. I think if you fell out with him then he could hold grudges.”