NORWICH City can confirm that Academy coach Gary Holt has left the Club to take over as manager of Scottish First Division side Falkirk.
The 40-year-old, who held the position of Professional Development Coach, will take over the reins at the Falkirk Stadium with the team currently sitting in fourth position in the league
The role was vacated when previous boss Steven Pressley left to manage League One Coventry City at the beginning of March.
Academy Manager Ricky Martin said: “We’d like to thank Gary as he’s been a great servant as both a player and Academy coach for Norwich City and we wish him well in his new career at Falkirk.
“I’ve worked with Gary over the last three years and he’s someone who I found very hard-working and imaginative in his coaching and I’m sure these traits will continue in his new job.”
City manager Chris Hughton added: “I’d like to thank Gary for all his hard work for the Club and myself and everyone at Norwich City wishes him all the very best for this exciting new challenge at Falkirk.”
It will be Holt’s first managerial role after a playing career spanning 16 years, in which he appeared 168 times in the league for the Canaries between 2001 and 2005.
He also had significant spells at Kilmarnock, Nottingham Forest and Wycombe Wanderers.
The Club would like to place on record its thanks to Gary for his services and wish him all the best in the next stage of his career.