It was inevitable.
Peter Grant himself admitted after the Canaries' dreadful performance in their 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road on Monday night that as manager the buck stops with him.
“It's a results business and we're not producing,” he said, “I take full responsibility.”.
The manner of his departure though spoke volumes for the man himself, when he revealed that it was his decision to step down for the good of the club rather than dragging his heels or forcing the board into making the decision for him.
No matter what you might think of Grant as a manager, he leaves with his head held high in many ways.
True, some of City's performances this season have been beyond reproach, with many supporters saying that this is the worst Norwich team for many a year, but I doubt that even his biggest critic could dispute the fact that he cared.
He was a workaholic, doing his utmost to try to turn City's horrendous run of form around, and similarly, whether or not what he was actually preaching on the training pitches at Colney or within the confines of the dressing room on a matchday was what was required, it certainly wasn't for the want of trying on the manager's part that the theory didn't translate into results.
Unfortunately the same couldn't be said for the players.
Not since back in October last year when City capitulated in front of the live TV cameras against on the day that Nigel Worthington ultimately received his marching orders have City played as though they didn't really care one way or the other about results.
This season alone though we've seen at least two such examples of what can only be described as a complete and utter disgrace from players wearing the Canary shirt.
At Wolves last month and again at Loftus Road on Monday night, Norwich committed the cardinal sin of basically throwing the towel in. Minimal effort, minimal quality, and most importantly, no pride.
It goes without saying that performances like that put managers out of work.
Grant was a rookie, and in appointing him the City board of directors took a big risk.
Coaching is one thing, but it's a completely different ball game when it's you who has to call the shots, and I've no doubts that Grant himself will probably look back on his year at the helm at Carrow Road and admit that he made mistakes with his choice of team and formation at times.
He'll also question whether his animated management style and forthright opinions were suited to the players, but he'll also feel badly let down by many of them at the same time.
What was patently clear though, was that something had to be done to put a stop to the absurd manner in which this 2007-08 City campaign was developing, and Grant made that decision himself “for the good of Norwich City.”
A word of warning though.
Grant's departure certainly won't mean that everything suddenly clicks into place from now on and all the horrible displays that we've witnessed this season will soon become dim and distant memories, because City are in it up to their eyeballs at the moment.
It won't take long for Grant's successor to find that he has one hell of a task on his hands.