Grant set to take over at Norwich

West Ham United can confirm that a compensation package has been agreed with Norwich City for the services of Peter Grant, who is set to be named as the new Manager at Carrow Road.

The Hammers Assistant Manager is currently finalising terms with Norwich officials and is expected to start his new job on Monday, with Caretaker Manager Martin Hunter still in charge for their match at QPR tomorrow.

Peter, 41, spent two years as a player at Carrow Road between 1997 and 1999 following a long and successful career with Scottish giants Celtic, before going on to finish his playing days with Reading and Bournemouth, who handed him a player-coach role

He arrived at Upton Park in January 2004 as first team coach, just three months after Alan Pardew had taken over as manager. The pair first crossed paths at Pards's former club Reading, where Grant made 36 appearances in the 1999-2000 campaign.

Peter says: "It is a great honour to be given the job as manager at Norwich City. I obviously played for them and enjoyed my time there then so for it to be my first job in management is great.

"I loved my job at West Ham. It was a privilege to coach there and has been a massive help in my development as coach, leading to this opportunity to go on and manage myself.

"West Ham will always retain a special place in my heart and I will miss the staff and players there immensely, I can't thank Alan Pardew enough for the help and support he has given me and I look forward to coming up against him in the Premiership very soon."

Everyone at West Ham United would like to thank Peter for his fantastic service throughout his time at the Club and wish him all the very best for his managerial career at Norwich City.

Exclusive reaction from Alan Pardew to follow shortly...