Holt: 'I had four unbelievable years'
'The Europa League was a massive pull for me,' Holt told BBC Radio Cumbria.
'It's something I've never done in my career and I'm hoping we can have a good spell in that.'
Holt, 32, agreed a three-year contract to become new Wigan manager Owen Coyle's seventh summer signing, clearly the lure of a longer contract and a move closer to home proved impossible to resist.
However, he admitted he had left Carrow Road with a heavy heart.
'It's hard to leave Norwich because I've had four unbelievable years there. It's tough to leave but I was ready for a new challenge,' added the former Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury forward.
'This is a great move for me. I've got a three-year deal with a club that wants to get back into the Premier League and a lot of people know I've been keen to get back up north as I've got older.
'Hopefully at some point, we'll either get them [Norwich] in the cup or we'll go up and we'll play them in the Premier League, so I can get the chance to go back and hopefully I'll get a good welcome.'