ABRAMOVICH COURTS GRANT

Former boss Chelsea Avram Grant [ photo: sports mole]

Jan, 13th 2021 – Reports say Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is contemplating on bringing former boss Avram Grant back to the club to add some experience to Frank Lampard’s coaching staff.

Grant has spent one season as Chelsea boss and guided the Stamford Bridge outfit to the Champions League final in 2008. This was when they suffered defeat by Manchester United in Moscow.

In a comment earlier before the rumor, Grant insisted that Lampard should be given time to turn his and the club’s fortunes around. He said, “About the current situation, I can say only this. You need to be strong when things are not going well, when things are going well everyone is a genius and knows what to do.”

He added, “But in a situation like this when things aren’t going well you need to be strong, look for solutions, and show a lot about your character.”

In his advice to Frank, he said, “What I can say to Frank and the others at the club is be patient and more than this do whatever is necessary to do, that’s for sure. Two things: never lose it even when things are going well, don’t lose your fighting spirit at the highest level. And second, don’t lose what you have here. You need to think right and look for solutions. If you do that, then everything will be OK because the quality is there and there is potential like there was, at Chelsea, in my time.”

Grant was initially appointed to the sporting director role at Stamford Bridge in July 2007 but two months later took over the manager’s role following the departure of Jose Mourinho.

The club returned to winning ways in the FA Cup third round against Morecambe on Sunday, but have won just one of their last six Premier League matches and have consequently dropped down to ninth in the table.

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