Having played a bit-part role under Daniel Farke this season it was news that was expected but with confirmation that Saturday’s game against Leeds will be his farewell appearance, we’ve decided to dig out some of our favourite photos of ‘Wessi’.
Hoolahan will move level with Daryl Sutch in 16th place in the club’s all-time appearances list when he plays on Saturday and would move clear of Hugh Curran into 20th in the goal list if he finds the back of the net.
The early days, at a Carrow Road open day alongside Sammy Clingan, left, and Gary Doherty ahead of the 2008-09 season. Picture: Archant
The former Republic of Ireland international was signed by Glenn Roeder for around £250,000 from Blackpool back in 2008 and will return for a testimonial game in the future.
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'Wessi' lifts the play-off trophy at Wembley in May 2015. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images
Grant Holt and Hoolahan share a joke at Leicester in March 2011. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images
Henri Lansbury lifts Wes in celebration after scoring in a 2-2 draw at Leeds in February 2011. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images
The Irishman scored City's first goal on their return to the top flight, during a 1-1 draw at Wigan, in August 2011. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images
Celebrating a St Patrick's Day goal with Kei Kamara during a 1-1 draw at Sunderland in 2013. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images
A relieved Wes after following up a missed penalty against Leicester in the FA Cup in 2012. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd
Helping to launch City's kit ahead of the 2010-11 season with, from left, Oli Johnson, Delia Smith, Russell Martin and Grant Holt. Photo: Denise Bradley
Chris Martin congratulates Wes Hoolahan on a goal against Bristol Rovers
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Pulling back a first goal during a 2-2 home draw with Charlton in League One in September 2009. Picture Adrian Judd
Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring City's third goal in the remarkable 5-4 home defeat by Liverpool in January, 2016.
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd
Wes Hoolahan tangles with Wayne Rooney during a Premier League match at Old Trafford in December, 2015. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd