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Apparently Grant has been offered the opportunity to replace Zola as manager of West Ham. He did an excellent job at Portsmouth under extremely difficult circumstances. If he goes to West Ham I hope he's not treated in the shoddy manner Sullivan treated Zola. I would be very skeptical about the offer if I were Avram!

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I felt a bit sorry for him after we won the FA cup, don't get me wrong I loved winning the double. But the manner we took it, the penalty miss, on the cusp of victory, 2 years in a row must have been hard. I think he'd have rathered a 0-3+ convincing Chelsea victory than to have amazing luck all through the game only for it to fail when it counted the most.

Good luck to him whever he goes next, hopefully not West Ham though.

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I don't like Avram Grant, and never have, even before he came to Chelsea. So it comes as no surprise to me that less than a week after telling Pompey fans he hoped to stay at Portsmouth, he's f*cking off to West Ham. I'd trust the bloke as much as I'd trust a scouser.

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I've got huge respect for Avram...he has done decent Jobs everywhere hes managed and deserves better than the West Ham job.

No surprise hes resigned as Portsmouth have let go of so many players with more to leave and have little chance of bouncing back up, he deserves to be managing in the Premiership and getting paid for his efforts which has been a bit unsure for him this season.

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He did an excellent job at Portsmouth under extremely difficult circumstances.

Did he? Actually?

I seem to recall reading that his objective was to get enough points in the league to prove that they could have stayed up if not for the points deduction and they got nowhere near it.

Despite their difficulties he had a pretty decent team of players to pick from. Players who were very motivated to perform so that they would be picked up by other PL clubs next season.

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Did he? Actually?

I seem to recall reading that his objective was to get enough points in the league to prove that they could have stayed up if not for the points deduction and they got nowhere near it.

Despite their difficulties he had a pretty decent team of players to pick from. Players who were very motivated to perform so that they would be picked up by other PL clubs next season.

I know a couple of Portsmouth fans and they tell me the feeling down there was they wanted Grant to stay and basically loved him, he looked to me to be doing a good Job and with the insecurity of the finances down there I'm sure putting themselves in the shop window would be the only way any could think of for taking away the fact that Grant got them playing on occasions some good stuff and got them to a Cup Final.

I think it could be just a case of some people never getting the credit they deserve.

I'd like to see Grant go to an EPL Club with finances and a half decent team, hes been measuresd with one of the best and one of the worst in the Division and to me done well with both, a couple of seasons in charge of an aspiring top half of the table club would give us a chance to judge him fairly.

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Wouldn't be surprised to see Grant given the job of 'Director Of Football' or something similar at West Ham. He'd be happy to stay in that position for a few months, pretending to befriend whoever is in charge of team affairs, and then when the time is right he'll stab the manager/coach in the back and take his job. Let's face it, it wouldn't be the first, or even second time he'd have done it. He's a backstabbing sh*t, and I'm just so glad we got rid of him when we did. But then of course, we should never have employed him in the first place, but that's another story.

Ho hum, (awaits 3 page rebuttal from Chippy)... :) :)

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Wouldn't be surprised to see Grant given the job of 'Director Of Football' or something similar at West Ham. He'd be happy to stay in that position for a few months, pretending to befriend whoever is in charge of team affairs, and then when the time is right he'll stab the manager/coach in the back and take his job. Let's face it, it wouldn't be the first, or even second time he'd have done it. He's a backstabbing sh*t, and I'm just so glad we got rid of him when we did. But then of course, we should never have employed him in the first place, but that's another story.

Ho hum, (awaits 3 page rebuttal from Chippy)... :P :D

You know I don't bother arguing with you Steve...If all the hate and dislike you had for people was rolled into five pound notes You could have bought out Portsmouth and sacked Grant yourself ;)

I love the bloke and truely believe hes the most tactically astute manager that has graced the premier league, If I had my way he would be back here and employ Mourinho as his Tea Lady.

If people believe the newspapers then I suppose he could come across as a back stabber but I doubt he is and being a big boys game I'm sure anyone who has lost the Job and seen Avi waiting in the wings has already been earmarked for the push, I would say hes been backstabbed more than hes actually done the stabbing.

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Was a bit puke-making though, the twats at ITV showing some documentary about Avi before the Cup Final - visiting his dying Dad and off at some Holocaust forest with his piss-drinking wife. Still, helped the undecided make up their minds to be pro-Pompey on Saturday!

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Did he? Actually?

I seem to recall reading that his objective was to get enough points in the league to prove that they could have stayed up if not for the points deduction and they got nowhere near it.

Despite their difficulties he had a pretty decent team of players to pick from. Players who were very motivated to perform so that they would be picked up by other PL clubs next season.

I do agree with you on the Premier league part .

But Grant deserves some credit at least for reaching FA Cup final with a team whom he started coaching only in mid season.

On way to FA Final Pompeyes managed to defeat teams like Birmingham city and Spurs before going down to Chelsea.

Just imagine economically troubled team like Pompeyes and its players who are uncertain about their future.....how difficult it must have been for a coach to handle the team under these difficult scenario.

Now he has got the prize for what he delivered with Pompeyes and now he is well set to have a go in premier league with hammers.

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There is no doubt Grant did an excellent job in bringing Pompey to the F.A. Final under very intimidating circumstances. I wish him well with the hammers!

Avram Grant is a crisis manager, not a football manager.

West Ham will go down, but he will 'nearly' keep them up.

Carlsberg don't do runner's up, but if they did, they'd be the best runner up in the world.

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Avram Grant is a crisis manager, not a football manager.

West Ham will go down, but he will 'nearly' keep them up.

Carlsberg don't do runner's up, but if they did, they'd be the best runner up in the world.

When Avram got the Pompey Job and it looked impossible to keep them up I remember you saying Zola would do a better Job at west Ham...easy enough to see that was likely but strange the people who sacked Zola are thinking of replacing him with Grant, maybe they don't know hes not a Football Manager or they are planning a Crisis.

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Avram Grant is a crisis manager, not a football manager

Apparently West Ham don't believe it and regard him as the right man for the job. They obviously appreciate his efforts in bringing Chelsea to a Champions League Final and Portsmouth to an F.A. Cup Final.

He will be confronted with building West Ham on a meager budget and that's no easy task. I wish him well in his efforts!

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Frank Lampard spoke in superlatives about the former Chelsea coach, Avram Grant. Lamps claims that Israeli helped him in difficult situations, both in the game for England as well as playing for Chelsea.

Grant in September 2007 and replaced the dismissed after a quarrel with the owner of Jose Mourinho. Avram is the only manager in history has led Chelsea to the final of the Champions League, which unfortunately failed to win.

Lampard admits that Grant supported him in difficult moments in private life as in football. John bestowed great respect for the former Portsmouth team coach.

I'll be honest. I was a little unsure what to Grant, but after he led us to the final of the Champions League switched to sentence him. Despite what has happened recently in Portsmouth, he managed to get them to the FA Cup final. There, as well as an excellent climate and Chelsea atmosphere. - Says Lampard for "Daily Star".

I spent a lot of time with Avram, it was always good for me. At Chelsea he was not easy, but as for me, was the best person at that time. Some people claim that it came from nowhere to lead Chelsea. But I have only nice things to say about it

Much seems to indicate that next season, Grant will lead a team of WHU. Frank believes that Avram is the most appropriate person for this position.

He is a good manager. That does not, and does not dictate how what we do, only much helped us and showed. But as the man is very wise. He has good contacts with people, with which it cooperates. When you do not get along the best he can lift the spirits of the whole club. - Evaluate, Frank.

He can talk with each player individually. He did at Chelsea a lot of good, now it all comes to light. - Frank

Lampard ends.

from: www.chelseafc.com.pl

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/...E.html?ITO=1490

WHY? Why would we take him back as a director of football. We don't really need one, do we? Bruce Buck has said we need to cut expenses and offering Grant a job that we don't need to be done at Chelsea is not the way to do it. As it's a "Daily Mail exclusive", I'm assuming it's rubbish.

It has to be rubbish......I wonder what Director does :) ??

And I think as he was sacked there must be at least some bitterness between management and him...so this news makes no sense.

If he comes back I dont think Carlo would be comfortable coaching under shadows of someone who had coached Chelsea before.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/...E.html?ITO=1490

WHY? Why would we take him back as a director of football. We don't really need one, do we? Bruce Buck has said we need to cut expenses and offering Grant a job that we don't need to be done at Chelsea is not the way to do it. As it's a "Daily Mail exclusive", I'm assuming it's rubbish.

I dont believe that story, personally. We already upset one great manager by bringing in a director of football, I dont think Roman would make the same mistake again

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