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Lewis Hamilton warned by Sir Jackie Stewart not to get carried away with own importance – F1

Don't get carried away with your own importance, Lewis! Legend Stewart fires warning to Mercedes star

By
Ian Parkes, Press Association

PUBLISHED:

15:48 GMT, 29 January 2013

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UPDATED:

16:01 GMT, 29 January 2013

Sir Jackie Stewart has urged Lewis Hamilton not to get carried away with his own celebrity if he is to propel Mercedes forward this year.

Hamilton last week embarked on a new era in his Formula One career at Mercedes after six seasons with McLaren, a team he initially joined at the age of just 13.

There is no doubt Hamilton has taken a significant gamble, but the need to savour pastures new has been his driving force in signing up to the German manufacturing giant for the next three years.

Lewis Hamilton

Sir Jackie Stewart

In black and white: Lewis Hamilton must find the right balance to win titles, according to Sir Jackie Stewart

It is also almost certain Hamilton will enjoy greater freedom off track than was the case at McLaren, considering the emphasis placed on sponsorship commitments by the Woking-based marque on their drivers.

However, three-times champion Stewart feels Hamilton needs to make sure such liberty does not go to his head.

Hamilton can boast a pop-star girlfriend in Nicole Scherzinger and an array of friends from the music world, while there are suggestions he is planning on making his own music.

Bearing in mind Hamilton's desire to transform Mercedes into a winning team, Stewart is hoping the 28-year-old does not let his focus drift elsewhere.

New kid on the block: Hamilton ended his lengthy association with McLaren to join Mercedes on a three-year deal

New kid on the block: Hamilton ended his association with McLaren to join Mercedes on a three-year deal

Stewart said: 'Personally, if I'd been Lewis, I wouldn't have left McLaren. 'But as a 28-year-old, he should know what he is doing now.

'You just have to be damn careful you don't get carried away with your own importance, your own celebrity, or your own schedule outside of being in the cockpit. It can be quite intoxicating.

'What Lewis needs to do is have more consistently good drives, never mind the mechanical issues, and he shouldn't be distracted, something he should keep in the back of his mind.

'It's about who you hang out with, what you do in your off time, how you are committing your off time towards your real time – and your real time is being a racing driver.'

Famous faces: The British racer can boast a pop-star girlfriend in X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger

Famous faces: The British racer can boast a pop-star girlfriend in X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger

Such efforts will be noticed by team principal Ross Brawn, who has been accustomed to working with one of the greats in seven-times champion Michael Schumacher.

Although the last three years failed to produce the results hoped for by Schumacher prior to stepping back into retirement, the German was renowned for his meticulous and methodical nature in working with his engineers.

Stewart added: 'The Ross Brawn factor is important. 'He knows how to do it, and Lewis will have to work with him and depend on him, and Lewis, in time, will have to deliver.

'Ross has worked with drivers who have really delivered. He worked with Schumacher from Benetton all the way through, and he knows how much Michael put in.

'Therefore he will think Lewis will have to put as much into that team, time-wise, commitment-wise, not just race-time wise, as Michael did.

That's going to be quite demanding, but there's no reason why he shouldn't go straight in and be competitive up front, not at all.'

With just one victory in the last three years, though, since Mercedes returned to F1, the pressure is on both Brawn and Hamilton to deliver.

'Daimler (Mercedes' parent company), are only interested in being up front and being the best,' said Stewart.

'If they're not going to be that, it's a five-minute decision for the Mercedes-Benz board to withdraw from motor racing if there's another recession and they're not selling cars. 'In that respect, they're slightly vulnerable.'

Suzi Perry to replace Jake Humphrey as Formula 1 host

Suzi Perry to replace Jake Humphrey as BBC's Formula 1 host for 2013 season

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UPDATED:

16:07 GMT, 21 December 2012

Race time! Perry will host the Beeb's F1 coverage

Race time! Perry will host the Beeb's F1 coverage

Former MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry will front the BBC’s Formula One coverage next season.

Perry replaces Jake Humphrey who leaves after four years to present BT Vision's inaugural foray into football.

Speaking of her new role, Perry, 42,
said: 'Motorsport is my life and I have really missed being away from
the grid. I am so excited to be joining the BBC.

'Working alongside such an eminent team and the F1 world is a huge honour and I can't wait to get started.'

Perry’s live debut will come at the
third round of the season in China after the TV schedule for 2013 was
also released on Friday.

Races live on BBC in 2013

China – April 14
Spain – May 12
Canada June 9
Silverstone – June 30
TBA* – July 21
Belgium – August 25
Italy – September 8
Japan – October 13
India – October 27
Brazil – November 24

The BBC will screen ten races live
including the British Grand Prix and season-ending race in Brazil but
will only screen highlights of the blue-riband Monaco Grand Prix.

Sky Sports F1 will screen all 20 races exclusively live in 2013 and have named an un-changed presenting line-up.

Pastures new: Humphrey will host BT Vision's football coverage

Pastures new: Humphrey will host BT Vision's football coverage

Chelsea dilemma as Liverpool move for Daniel Sturridge

Chelsea in quandary over Sturridge as Liverpool move for wantaway forward

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UPDATED:

07:32 GMT, 28 August 2012

Chelsea will be faced with a tough dilemma regarding Daniel Sturridge’s future this week as Liverpool plot a last minute swoop.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers will try to land the England international in a 10million deal before Friday’s transfer deadline after making an initial enquiry.

And the Reds' move will leave manager Roberto Di Matteo with a difficult decision to make.

Pastures new: Daniel Sturridge wants out of Chelsea, and Liverpool are keen

Pastures new: Daniel Sturridge wants out of Chelsea, and Liverpool are keen

The former Manchester City forward is unsettled at Stamford Bridge having already decided it is in his best interests to leave the club.

Sturridge knows he is not guaranteed regular football at Chelsea this season given the signings of Eden Hazard, Marko Marin, Oscar and Victor Moses who can all play in wide positions.

Add to that Fernando Torres is now the club’s recognised first-choice central striker and it is clear the 22-year-old is very much on the peripheries at Stamford Bridge.

Sturridge also fears he could drop out of England contention if he is not playing on a regular basis this season.

However, the forward remains Chelsea’s only senior cover for Torres meaning the European champions are reluctant to sell him, despite his wishes.

Meanwhile, Blues misfit Gael Kakuta is set to join Marseille on a season-long loan deal. But it is understood the French club are trying to negotiate a 5million option to buy the youngster next summer.

Kakuta, 21, is due in France on Tuesday to have talks and a medical ahead of his protracted move back to his homeland.

London 2012 Olympics: Andy Murray drawn on Court Two

Court Two calls for Andy as Games bring new experience for Murray

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UPDATED:

01:54 GMT, 28 July 2012

Olympics 2012

The Olympics at Wimbledon is a voyage of discovery for everyone — and for Andy Murray that means venturing out on Court Two on Saturday, somewhere he has never been before.

It will be in the doubles with older brother Jamie, but despite the format and the relatively modest court do not think the Wimbledon singles finalist will do anything other than take this extremely seriously.

That is one of the joys of the Olympics — the medals are the same colour for singles, doubles and even the mixed doubles, the third of which, with only 16 pairs in it, offers one of the easier routes to the podium in the whole Games.

Pastures new: Andy Murray will get his Olympic adventure underway on Court Two

Pastures new: Andy Murray will get his Olympic adventure underway on Court Two

With every British player in action today, the decision was unsurprisingly taken that nobody should go to last night’s opening ceremony, but that was never on the radar anyway for the younger Murray, who is keen to make amends for what happened in Beijing. Unsure how to approach the whole thing then, he lost in the first round of the singles and second round of the doubles.

The Muray brothers will take on Austria’s Alexander Peya and Jurgen Melzer today, with Andy having to wait until tomorrow to face Stanislas Wawrinka on the court where he lost to Roger Federer.

‘I think this has come along at the right time for me after what happened at The Championships — it’s something to really get excited about,’ said Murray.

Brothers in arms: Jamie Murray will play with brother Andy in the Olympic doubles

Brothers in arms: Jamie Murray will play with brother Andy in the Olympic doubles

When asked where winning the Olympics would rate compared to a Grand Slam, he has spoken positively, although this event’s status is not totally clear, especially when you look at the ranking points on offer.

Winning a Slam garners 2,000 compared to 750 this week, which seems unbalanced, given the strength of the field.

For Murray, taking the doubles title would be among his favourite achievements. ‘To win with Jamie would be unbelievable. When we won together at the ATP event in Valencia (in 2010) it was one of the most emotional experiences I have had in my career,’ he said.

As during the big fortnight, his singles draw is not easy, with Tomas Berdych in the way of a possible semi-final against Novak Djokovic.

Part of the team: (L-R) Ross Hutchins, Jamie Murray, Colin Flemming and Andy Murray during their practice session

Part of the team: (L-R) Ross Hutchins, Jamie Murray, Colin Flemming and Andy Murray during their practice session

As far as the singles goes, much depends on how the top players approach a tournament which stands on the periphery of the wider Games.

They will all pay lip service to the idea of giving it everything, but there are distractions here that are different from in other weeks.

The indications are that Federer, for one, is intent on following up his Wimbledon title with a singles gold medal, having only won the doubles in Beijing with Wawrinka.
The champion was one of the first players to arrive back at SW19 after The Championships. While Murray has given his coach, Ivan Lendl, time off for the Olympics, Federer has retained Paul Annacone.

The Murrays are not Britain’s only hopes in the doubles. Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming have had an excellent year and today face Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet.

Lewis Hamilton hints at McLaren exit

Hamilton hints at McLaren exit as pressure to win in Germany and Hungary rises

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UPDATED:

22:59 GMT, 16 July 2012

Lewis Hamilton has ramped up the pressure on McLaren ahead of back-to-back races in Germany and Hungary by insisting they must provide him with a winning car if he is to re-sign with the Woking-based team.

Hamilton, whose current contract with McLaren expires at the end of the season, revealed he intends to sort out his future in the Formula One's summer break next month.

And Hamilton left his present employers in doubt that they must get their act together in the next to grand prix despite conceding it will be difficult to turn his back on the team he joined as a 13-year-old.

Pastures new Hamilton has hinted he could leave McLaren when his deal expires

Pastures new Hamilton has hinted he could leave McLaren when his deal expires

'There are lots of things to take into
account,' said Hamilton. 'These people (McLaren) have supported me;
these are the people that got me into Formula 1. But, you know, I want
to win.

'I'm not that young any more so I want
to make sure that whatever I do that I make the right decision so I can
maximize my career,' added the 27-year-old. 'I just need to make sure
that I'm winning. That's what I exist for, that's what I train and work
for every day.

Hamilton's options outside of
McLaren appear to be limited with now seat at Red Bull available after
Mark Webber signed on for another season last week.

In addition, a reunion with former
McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso, with whom Hamilton endured a fractious
debut season in 2007, at Ferrari remains highly unlikely.

Turbulent season: Hamilton hasn't had it all his own way this year

Turbulent season: Hamilton hasn't had it all his own way this year

Mercedes represent a possible
destination depending on whether Michael Schumacher opts to retire a
second time while Sportsmail revealed last week that Hamilton would
entertain talks with surprise package Lotus.

Discussing his next move, Hamilton
said: 'We haven’t sat down and discussed anything yet but I'm sure over
the summer break, when we have the summer break, it would be nice to get
something in place.'

Hamilton revealed he will consider his McLaren
career as a whole when making his decision but could not hide his
disappointment at the way McLaren have fallen away this year.

He said: 'I've been ready all year to
win. We should have won a lot more races than we have, but there are
many more races to go. We still have a lot more chances to get some wins
and I think it’s possible.

From Russia with love: Hamilton been spending time in Moscow

From Russia with love: Hamilton been spending time in Moscow

'Up until now we’ve not developed as
fast as other people. Other people have brought some more upgrades in
the past than we have, but we have a big upgrade coming for the next
race (in Germany), so let’s hope that it does the job and gets us in a
fighting position.'

Meanwhile, an investigation by the
Marussia Formula One team into the testing crash suffered by Spanish
female driver Maria de Villota at Duxford Airfield earlier this month
has pointed to driver error as a potential cause, after ruling out a car
defect.

Tottenham agree Jan Vertonghen deal

At last! Spurs finally agree deal with Ajax for Belgium defender Vertonghen

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UPDATED:

12:55 GMT, 8 July 2012

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen, subject to a medical.

The Belgium international was named player of the year in the Dutch top flight last season and moves to north London after a saga that has rumbled on for a number of months.

Pastures new: Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen has at last agreed a deal to join Spurs

Pastures new: Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen has at last agreed a deal to join Spurs

In a statement on the Tottenham website, the club wrote: 'We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Jan Vertonghen, subject to a medical.

'The 2011/12 campaign was the Belgium international's most successful season to date – being named Ajax captain at the start and going on to lead the Dutch side to their second straight league title.'

Vertonghen has played 220 times for Ajax, scoring 28 times, since making his debut six years ago.

The 25-year-old will bolster a Spurs central defence that has been weakened over the summer following the departures of long-serving former captain Ledley King and Ryan Nelsen.

The 25-year-old is the second signing of Villas-Boas' short tenure so far after Gylfi Sigurdsson agreed a move to White Hart Lane.

Barcelona sign Jordi Alba

Alba goes home to Barcelona as Spanish giants beat United to 12m Spain left-back

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UPDATED:

13:52 GMT, 28 June 2012

Barcelona have signed Valencia full-back Jordi Alba for 11.7million, beating Manchester United to the Spain international.

The 23-year-old, who is currently on duty at Euro 2012, will pen a five-year contract once he has passed his medical, Barca have confirmed.

A Barcelona statement on the club's website read: 'Barcelona announce that today they reached an agreement with Valencia for the transfer of Jordi Alba, who will undergo his medical next week.

No pain for Spain: Jordi Alba has completed a move to Barcelona from Valencia

No pain for Spain: Jordi Alba has completed a move to Barcelona from Valencia

'The cost of the operation will be 14million euros and the player will sign a contract for the next five seasons.'

Attacking left-back Alba, whose contract with Valencia was due to expire in June 2013, is no stranger to Barcelona.

Born in the Catalan city of L'Hospitalet, Alba spent seven years at Barca's famous La Masia youth academy from 1998 to 2005.

Afterwards he played for local lower-league side Cornella for two years before joining Valencia in 2007.

At the Mestalla, Alba was part of the Valencia reserve side that was promoted to Segunda B before spending the 2008/09 season on loan at Gimnastic Tarragona.

Pastures new: Jordi Alba (right) will hope for more success at his new club

Pastures new: Jordi Alba (right) will hope for more success at his new club

On returning to Valencia he soon became a regular in coach Unai Emery's first team, making 74 league appearances in three seasons, scoring five goals.

That earned him international recognition, with his debut coming against Scotland last October. He has won 10 caps to date and has been an ever-present in Spain's five Euro 2012 matches so far, helping them through to Sunday's final.

Alba is Barcelona's first signing of the summer as they build towards next season under new coach Tito Vilanova, who has replaced Pep Guardiola.

Rangers lose four more players

Exodus! Four more – including keeper McGregor – turn their back on newco Rangers

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UPDATED:

21:31 GMT, 26 June 2012

Allan McGregor, Steven Davis, Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ness tonight joined the Ibrox exodus after declining to transfer their contracts to Charles Green's newco Rangers.

They joined Steven Naismith, Steven Whittaker, Sone Aluko and Rhys McCabe, who registered their objections before the start of this week.

A statement from lawyer Margaret Gribbon of Bridge Litigation read: 'Allan McGregor, Steven Davis, Jamie Ness and Kyle Lafferty have instructed PFA lawyers' Bridge Litigation UK to object to their transfer to the Rangers' newco.'

Looking to the future: Allan McGregor has rejected the contract switch to newco Rangers

Looking to the future: Allan McGregor has rejected the contract switch to newco Rangers

Lee Wallace earlier pledged his future to the newco club, which is almost certain to start life outside the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

But Wallace and Lee McCulloch are the only two players to have committed themselves publicly to staying at Ibrox and Green now faces the prospect of more players walking away, possibly without compensation.

The law firm's statement added: 'The union's lawyers are already instructed in this matter for Rhys McCabe and Sone Aluko.

'Bridge Litigation UK has confirmed that letters of objection have been sent to the club along with requests to the SFA to release the players' registrations.

Steering clear: Steven Davis has also chosen to seek pastures new

Steering clear: Steven Davis has also chosen to seek pastures new

'Bridge Litigation UK have shared with the players the contents of legal guidance issued by the SFA last week on the issue of TUPE and player registration and which they state supports their legal view that an objection under TUPE amounts to a lawful termination of contract giving the club no entitlement to a claim for compensation.'

Ms Gribbon added: 'This has been an extremely difficult period for all the players and in the end their decisions were influenced largely by footballing considerations.

'SPL football appears highly unlikely and even First Division football cannot be guaranteed in light of comments made today by two First Division clubs.

'The players' commitment and loyalty to oldco Rangers cannot be questioned; they voluntarily took significant wage cuts in a genuine act of solidarity which ensured that none of the playing squad or club staff would lose their jobs.

Put on the spot: Kyle Lafferty has joined the list of players who want out

Put on the spot: Kyle Lafferty has joined the list of players who want out

'But for their contribution, it's likely that the club would not have survived until the end of the season.

'As professional footballers, the players' careers are relatively short lived and they are entitled to exercise basic employment rights the law affords to all employees in this country under the TUPE Regulations.

'I now expect the SFA and FIFA to interpret their rules and regulations in accordance with the TUPE legislation so that the players' registrations can be released without delay.'

The news comes after six of the 12 SPL clubs stated they would oppose Green's application to take Rangers' place in the top flight.

And Raith followed Falkirk in stating their objection to a deal which could see the club entering the Irn-Bru First Division instead of applying to join the Third.

Lifted out of it: Jamie Ness wants no part in the bleak future at Ibrox

Lifted out of it: Jamie Ness wants no part in the bleak future at Ibrox

Given the ongoing uncertainty, the decision of Wallace to stay was arguably more of a surprise than the others leaving.

Wallace said on www.rangersfc.co.uk: 'When I arrived at Ibrox the support from the club, players and fans was fantastic.

'The fans showed great faith in us all during tough times and I still feel I have more to show them during the remainder of my contract.

'My partner is expecting our first baby soon and my priority is to my family. This gives me the incentive to improve my performance and ultimately win trophies.'

Wallace signed a five-year contract when he joined from Hearts in August last year in a deal worth 1.5million.

However, the original Rangers company will go into liquidation with Hearts still to receive 800,000 and it is unclear whether Green's club will be forced to pay.

Wallace added: 'My personal decision in
no way condemns or judges those made by my fellow professionals as I
believe each person has different circumstances and reasons which will
determine the road they choose to travel at this particular time. I
respect the decision taken by each individual player.'

Dark clouds: Rangers continue to suffer setbacks in their bid to be reborn

Dark clouds: Rangers continue to suffer setbacks in their bid to be reborn

Green's Sevco consortium bought the assets and business of Rangers for 5.5million earlier this month after the club was consigned to liquidation when creditors rejected his offer.

The former Sheffield United chief executive threatened legal action for breach of contract against exiting players at the weekend but he adopted a less aggressive stance following talks with PFA Scotland on Monday, simply arguing they would not play for a bigger club than Rangers.

Although Green has claimed his company would be entitled to a transfer fee he is unable to stop players joining other clubs with FIFA likely to issue a temporary document backing the transfer if Green objects, before any potential arbitration hearing further down the line.

Green's case is further weakened by the fact that his club is not yet a member of the SFA.

Rangers players were due to report for pre-season training on Thursday but it is unclear how many will turn up at Murray Park other than McCulloch and Wallace.

The players and staff who have agreed to transfer their contracts are also due to receive their first pay packets from Sevco on the same day.

Steve Clarke is new West Brom manager

Clarke fulfills ambition as former Liverpool and Chelsea No 2 succeeds Roy at West Brom

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UPDATED:

09:09 GMT, 8 June 2012

Steve Clarke has been appointed the new manager of West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies have been searching for a new manager since Roy Hodgson was announced as England boss ahead of the European Championship.

And former Chelsea assistant manager and Liverpool coach Clarke has now been handed the reins, signing a two-year contract at the Hawthorns.

Come in No 2: Clarke will succeed Hodgson at West Brom

Come in No 2: Clarke will succeed Hodgson at West Brom

'I'm absolutely delighted to be given this opportunity,' said Clarke.

'Becoming a head coach in my own right has always been an ambition of mine and I feel I have served my apprenticeship.

'I've done everything I could as an assistant. 'It's a process I've gone through,
with a plan in mind to work as hard as I could alongside some of the
best managers and coaches in the world, learning as much as possible
from them, before stepping out on my own.'

Clarke's departure from Liverpool was
only confirmed on Wednesday, although he had offered his resignation
last month when Kenny Dalglish was sacked.

'I've taken something from every manager I've worked with and I've felt ready to make the step up for some time,' he added.

Pastures new: Clarke succeeds England boss Hodgson

Pastures new: Clarke succeeds England boss Hodgson

'I'm delighted West Bromwich Albion
have given me the chance to make that progression and I'm determined to
make the most of it.

'I look forward to meeting and
working with a very talented group of players and aim, with their help,
to prove I can be a successful head coach.

'The chairman and Dan Ashworth did a
terrific job in selling the club's project to me and I fully aim to
repay the board's faith.

'The team and supporters have had
some good times in recent years and, with their help, I would like to
think those good times can continue following my appointment.

'I know from past visits to The
Hawthorns how well the supporters back the team and joining a club of
such stature is a real honour. I can't wait to get started.'

West Brom's Sporting and Technical Director, Dan Ashworth, added: 'I'm delighted to welcome Steve to the club.

Honour: Clarke is delighted to have made the step up to management

Honour: Clarke is delighted to have made the step up to management

'We firmly believe we have appointed the right man to keep the club moving forward.

'After
Roy was appointed as England manager, we cast the net far and wide to
identify the most suitable candidate to fill his shoes.

'From
the outset, we decided to pursue candidates who are renowned for their
coaching ability and Steve was very much at the forefront of our
thoughts because of the clubs he has worked at and the high regard he is
held in within the game.

'After holding talks with Steve, he emerged as the outstanding candidate.

'Steve has worked alongside and learned from some top managers and, most importantly, he knows the Premier League inside out and what it takes to succeed at this level.

'He is a talented British coach who has served his time in the trenches as a No.2 in order to get an opportunity to be in sole charge of a team – and we are delighted to give him that chance.

'Steve has a real hunger and drive to succeed as a No 1 and is excited about the ongoing project we have at the club.

'We also have a structure in place that will hopefully give Steve the support he needs to carry on the success we have enjoyed over the past three seasons.'

Norwich reject Grant Holt transfer request

Holt shocks Norwich by handing in transfer request – but club stand firm

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UPDATED:

16:39 GMT, 18 May 2012

Norwich have rejected a transfer request from striker Grant Holt.

The 31-year-old enjoyed a superb first season in the top flight with the Canaries, where he won the player of the year award for the third successive season.

Aston Villa are one of the clubs who are believed to be monitoring the situation and could be keen to make a move for the striker.

Wants to leave: Grant Holt has handed in a transfer request at Norwich

Wants to leave: Grant Holt has handed in a transfer request at Norwich

The Carlisle born striker regularly commutes back to his home in the north east when time allows him to and could favour a move closer to his home.

Holt impressed so much there had been suggestions of an England call-up, but he was not named in Roy Hodgson's squad for Euro 2012 and has today dropped a bombshell at Carrow Road.

The striker has become a fans' favourite at the club since joining from Shrewsbury for 400,000 in July 2009.

Holt helped the East Anglian side to the npower League One title in his first season at the club, netting 30 goals in 44 appearances.

Top performer: Holt netted 17 goals in his first season in the top flight

Top performer: Holt netted 17 goals in his first season in the top flight

He continued to score regularly in the npower Championship and helped Paul Lambert's side secure back-to-back to promotions, earning them a place in the Premier League after a six-year absence.

Holt's performance saw him rewarded with a new three-year deal at Carrow Road ahead of the 2011/12 season, where he shone and hit 17 goals.

However, the talisman has now handed in a transfer request and could be set for a move to pastures new.

Wanted man: Aston Villa and Liverpool could be keen to tempt Paul Lambert away from Norwich

Wanted man: Aston Villa and Liverpool could be keen to tempt Paul Lambert away from Norwich

The news follows speculation linking manager Paul Lambert with a move away from the club.

The Scot is considered one of the hottest managerial talents in the country and has been linked with the vacant managerial positions at Aston Villa and Liverpool.