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It`s absolutely shocking that a person that was rejected by QPR is the manager of Chelsea Football Club today.

An Israeli Chelsea supporter's opinion

I'm an Israeli by birth and lived most of my life in Israel, some of it as a

sports journalist, I don't think it entitles me to any privileges, but it

seems our owner tends to appoint people according to their origin and faith

and in that context maybe an objective opinion of an Israeli who's been

supporting Chelsea for the past 24 years could open some board members eyes,

If they are aware of anti-Semitic remarks on the Chelsea website forum then

there's the smallest of chances they'll also be aware of this one and if any

can influence RA then my job is done.

Mr. Grant with all his supposedly success in Israeli football was never a

popular manager, not in Maccabi Tel-Aviv where he won two titles (and then

came back for another 3 years that a were described as the most boring and

pathetic years in the history of the club by its own fans) and not in

Maccabi Haifa where he won the title - with Benayoun and Yakubu at his

disposal nothing less would have been excepted by the Haifa Fans and

rightfully so in such a miserable league.

Even as Israel manager Grant's success was arguable, he did manage to finish

3rd but he didn't win a single important match against the 3 other opponents

who challenged Israel in the group (France, Switzerland and Ireland). This

guy is not a popular manager in his native country and we're not talking

about Spain, France or even Denmark or Greece. Israeli football is the level

of Finnish football at best, and if Mr. Grant is not the equivalent of

Ireland's Jack Charlton then what is the reason that this guy is managing

one of the best teams in the world? The answer lies in his ability to

establish personal relationship with the owner: Grant got to 6 Israeli cup

finals (in 5 of those he was expected to win), he lost 5 and won just one.

But at the same time his relationship with the owner of Maccabi TA and

Maccabi Haifa were so tight that even when the fans (TA) were boycotting the

home games Grant's position was unshakable.

The bottom line is that AG is not a popular figure in Israeli football, If

you were to ask supporters of the top 4 teams in Israel would they rather

see Grant as their manger the result was overwhelming NO !

As for his credentials - Grant was offered to QPR in the summer but was

denied the job because of his lack in European experience (He never managed

to get an Israeli side into the CL).

Grants appointment is down to his personal abilities as a diplomat (some

might use other terms for that) plus the fact he shares the same faith and

religion with the owner of the club.

Winning the CL by chance could only make things worse for us in the long run

(as it ruined Liverpool's progress by sticking to Benitez who is by far a

better manager than Grant).

If RA's ambition is to get the best for Chelsea, sacking Grant now is not a

moment too soon. His successor should be someone with a proven record in

European football, a special one if possible.

Oded

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It`s absolutely shocking that a person that was rejected by QPR is the manager of Chelsea Football Club today.

I find it shocking that anyone is even considering allowing him to stay should he be lucky enough to win the league or CL. Led by donkeys.

I find it absolutely shocking that anyone on this forum is quoting the S*n ... that's almost a banning offence you know ... and that's a joke by the way, but only just icon_wink.gif

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I find it shocking that anyone is even considering allowing him to stay should he be lucky enough to win the league or CL. Led by donkeys.

I find it shocking that you suggest that you can win either by luck.

The league no, but the Champions League? One word: Istanbul.

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I find it shocking that anyone is even considering allowing him to stay should he be lucky enough to win the league or CL. Led by donkeys.

I find it shocking that you suggest that you can win either by luck.

It has something to do with him getting his nose lodged firmly in Roman's bum. The lucky bit is Roman likes it, because Avram isn't fit to manage Chelsea Ladies (no offence to the ladies team intended), much less the first team.

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There are 3 main reasons for losing your job, discarding performances/results:

1, The board/owner lose confidence

2, you lose the dressing room

3 you lose the supporters.

Seeing as Grant never really had 2 or 3 he's hanging on by a thread. His nose will stay where it is for now!

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It`s absolutely shocking that a person that was rejected by QPR is the manager of Chelsea Football Club today.

An Israeli Chelsea supporter's opinion

Oded

clap2.gif Bl**dy good read. Thanks for posting! clap2.gif

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Thanks for the heads up Sindre, always interesting to hear from people who actually have some knowledge of Grant and his past in Israel.

It's not a case of Grant losing the players or fans confidence - I doubt he ever had them in the first place.

As long as Roman has faith in him, he's staying.

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I find it shocking that anyone is even considering allowing him to stay should he be lucky enough to win the league or CL. Led by donkeys.

I find it shocking that you suggest that you can win either by luck.

The league no, but the Champions League? One word: Istanbul.

Thats exactly right.

You never know what the draw might throw up - if we got Fenerbache in the next round, followed by Schalke in the semis with a final against the Scousers - then I don't think that Grant will have proved a whole lot.

If he won the Champion's League this way, but didn't perform in the league, then I don't think he deserves to automatically keep his job.

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it all comes down to this for me:

imagine Peter Kenyon and Bruce Buck are being questioned at a press conference, and you ask them: "Gentlemen, you hold yourself as being one of the best clubs in the world, with an aspiration of being the best club in the world. Do you believe you have the best manager in the world?"

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it all comes down to this for me:

imagine Peter Kenyon and Bruce Buck are being questioned at a press conference, and you ask them: "Gentlemen, you hold yourself as being one of the best clubs in the world, with an aspiration of being the best club in the world. Do you believe you have the best manager in the world?"

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Great question!

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