Avram Grant

Avram Grant's passport to Polish past

By Rosa Doherty, June 16, 2016

Avram Grant, the former Chelsea manager, has adopted the Polish nationality of his family who were forced to flee Nazi occupation in 1939.

Mr Grant received a Polish passport during a private ceremony at the country's embassy in London on Monday.


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December 4, 2014

Failure to win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations would not cost Avram Grant his job following his appointment as the manager of Ghana.

Instead, former Israel and Chelsea boss Grant, 54, has been encouraged "to do well" at the competition in Equatorial Guinea after signing a two-year contract.

Ghana president Kwesi Nyantakyi said: "Grant needs time to know the players very well so we can't ask h


Avram Grant at Auschwitz

By Simon Rocker, May 24, 2012

The England team's run-up to the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine will include a talk next week from two Holocaust survivors.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea manager Avram Grant was at Auschwitz this week, recording a Radio Five Live programme which goes out on Tuesday.


Iran cancels Serbia match because of Israeli manager Avram Grant

By Jennifer Lipman, February 20, 2012

An Iranian football team has pulled out of a match with a Serbian club because the other side is coached by an Israeli.

Avram Grant, the former West Ham United manager, has been at Partizan Belgrad since last month.

The Serbian team is due to play Iran's Sepahan Isfahan on Friday, in a friendly match.

But the Iranians have told the Belgrade side that they will not take part any more.


Grant: Write me off at your peril

By Simon Griver, January 19, 2012

As Avram Grant signed an 18-month deal to manage Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade, he pledged to return to the Premier League.

Grant, who has managed at Chelsea, West Ham and Portsmouth, said: "It is no secret that I still want to manage in England where I have been for the past five years.

"I love the place but the offers I received in England were not good enough and probably people rem


I can still do a job, says Grant

By Simon Griver, August 4, 2011

Avram Grant is determined to remain in English football despite becoming the first manager to achieve back-to-back Premier League relegations.

Grant took Portsmouth and West Ham down in consecutive seasons but he is looking for another opportunity.


Someone tell Avram enough is enough

By Danny Caro, May 19, 2011

Not even the staunchest Avram Grant supporter would want him at their club as manager now. The man's market value has hit rock-bottom, in England at least, following back-to-back relegations.

His departure from West Ham came exactly a year to the day since he left Fratton Park.


Chelsea lifeline for Grant

By Simon Griver, May 19, 2011

Just days after being sacked by West Ham, Avram Grant is looking to get back into management.

The Israeli was shown the door after last weekend's defeat against Wigan Athletic which confirmed relegation.

We understand that Grant has already received an offer from Chelsea, a team he led to the Champions League final in 2008.


Relegated Hammers part company with Avram Grant

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2011

Avram Grant has left West Ham following Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Wigan Athletic which sealed their relegation from the Premier Division.

The Hammers threw away a 2-0 lead to become the first team to go down from the top-flight this season.

"Avram Grant is no longer the manager of West Ham United," a statement said.


Grant: Blame me if we go down

By Danny Caro, May 9, 2011

Avram Grant has admitted that he will take full responsibility if West Ham are relegated from the Premier Division.

The Israeli manager saw his team's hopes take another blow in the 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Grant said: "The team's position is my responsibility. All the things that happen in the club are down to me.