Premier League cult hero announces retirement… to become pro wrestler

first_img😁— Grant holt (@Grantholt31) August 24, 2018He posted on Twitter on Friday: “As you all may have seen I have been given the fantastic opportunity to work as a coach at Norwich City and also the fantastic opportunity to work with Langley school developing the talents of tomorrow.“Due to me committing to both roles, I’ve decided the time has come to hang my boots up as a professional footballer.“I would like to thank every fan at all my teams over my career for the amazing support you all gave me.“Would also like to thank every fan that slagged me off, shouted at me and booed when I touched the ball because without you it would not have been as fun.“Thank you to everyone behind the scenes that I met along the way, you know who you are.” 2 Lighting Bolt Holt? – The former Norwich star is set to swap football for a career as a wrestler He thanked his host of former clubs and paid a special tribute to ‘every fan who slagged me off, shouted at me and booed when I touched the ball’, saying that without them, ‘it wouldn’t have been as fun’.‘Holty’ became a legend at Carrow Road as his goals helped Norwich to back-to-back promotions from League One to reach the Premier League in 2011.He has recently been working as a coach in the Canaries’ academy, and has now decided to end his time as a player to focus on his coaching badges – plus take a surprise next step.As well as coaching, Holt is also set to pursue a career as a professional wrestler, after signing a one-year contract with UK-based World Association of Wrestling.He is set to make his debut in the ring next year, at WAW’s 2019 Fightmare 3 Supershow. 2center_img Norwich City hero Grant Holt has announced his retirement from professional football, as he prepares to begin his new career… as a professional wrestler.The 37-year-old striker has hung up his boots after 19 years in the game, which included stints with Norwich, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Aston Villa and Wolves. Holt’s goals helped Norwich to the Premier League Holt, who played for a total of 13 clubs, spent last season as a player-coach at National League side Barrow, before leaving in July.He scored a total of 157 league goals, with his four years at Carrow Road between 2009-13 the most successful of his 19-year career – netting 78 times in 168 Canaries appearances.last_img

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