Avram Grant

Grant charged with improper conduct

March 17, 2011

Avram Grant, the West Ham manager, has been charged with improper conduct by the FA following comments made after the FA Cup defeat at Stoke.

An angry Grant suggested that referee Mike Jones favoured Stoke because he felt "guilty" for missing Frederic Piquionne's apparent handball in claiming an equaliser for West Ham.

More..

Yuda Galis will whip you up a meal - like he did for Avram Grant

By Candice Krieger, January 20, 2011

Israeli chef Yuda Galis has cooked for Hollywood actors Will Smith, Morgan Freeman and football manager Avram Grant. And now he wants to do so for you.

The 33-year-old, who lives in London, has launched private chef service, Galor. He will come into your home to prepare and create a personalised menu - a kosher one if you so wish.

Mr Galis has worked for some of the world's top chefs, including the award-winning Joel Rubuchon at his two Michelin-starred restaurant L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Paris - as did Gordon Ramsay.

More..

West Ham ‘committed’ to keeping Avram Grant

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

West Ham United today confirmed that Avram Grant will continue in his role as first-team manager.

It appeared that a successor would be appointed following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal, after which the Israeli manager threw his scarf into the crowd.

There was speculation that Martin O’Neill, the former Aston Villa boss, would be appointed but it has been reported that he was unwilling to put himself forward while Grant remained in charge.

More..

Scott Parker: We’re right behind Avram Grant

By Danny Caro, January 13, 2011

The West Ham players are right behind manager Avram Grant, according to midfielder Scott Parker.

The Israeli masterminded Tuesday night’s 2-1 Carling Cup first leg victory over Birmingham amid continued speculation about his future.

One game away from a final at Wembley, unbeaten in seven and with key players returning from Wembley, Parker says that the team is on the up.

Parker said: “Avram's demeanour seems quite relaxed and chilled out. I think that filters down to the players.

"The lads are fighting as much as the gaffer is fighting. We're all in the same corner.

More..

Tal Ben Haim in West Ham loan extension talks

December 29, 2010

Avram Grant has revealed that West Ham are in talks to extend Tal Ben Haim's loan deal until May.

The Hammers boss does not expect the Israeli defender to be returning to Portsmouth when his loan deal expires on Saturday.

Grant said: "We very much want Tal to stay. We have a problem over his contract with Portsmouth but he is good for us, and if they agree, we want to loan him until the end of the season."

More..

Grant delighted by 4-0 win over Man Utd

By Danny Caro, December 1, 2010

Avram Grant, the West Ham manager, described last night’s 4-0 demolition of Manchester United as “unforgettable” as the Premiership strugglers booked their place in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.

Grant, who led Portsmouth to the FA Cup final last season, has been under growing pressure with the Hammers rooted to the foot of the league table.

But strikes from Jonathan Spector (2) and Carlton Cole (2) eased the tension and completed a memorable victory over the holders.

More..

Karren Brady: Avram Grant won’t be sacked

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2010

Karren Brady, vice-chairman at West Ham, has given under-fire manager Avram Grant some breathing space by confirming that his job is safe until Christmas at least.

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, there has been growing pressure on Grant following a disastrous start to the season which has seen West Ham take just nine points from their first 13 games.

More..

Gold says Grant’s job is safe “for years”

By Danny Caro, November 5, 2010

David Gold, co-owner at West Ham, has surprised supporters by telling them that manager Avram Grant will be in charge at Upton Park for “years”.

The Israeli took over from Gianfranco Zola in June but has struggled so far with the Hammers having claimed only one win in 10 matches.

But Gold has a vision of where the club will be, and Grant is in it.

"I'd be devastated if Avram Grant is not with us for three, four, five, six years," Gold said. ''We will remain absolutely resolute behind our manager.''

More..

Avram Grant prepared for bidding war

By James Masters and Simon Griver, October 28, 2010

Avram Grant is ready to spark a capital bidding war by launching a raid for Israel star Itay Shechter.

The Hapoel Tel Aviv striker is being chased by a whole host of clubs including West Ham and London rivals Tottenham.

Shechter is keen to make the move to the Premier League in the New Year following a successful spell with Hapoel.

More..

David Gold backs Avram Grant

By James Masters, October 7, 2010

David Gold has backed Avram Grant to bring an end to West Ham's disastrous start to the season.

The Hammers have managed just one win from their first seven league games and are bottom of the table.

Grant replaced Gianfranco Zola during the summer after impressing co-owner Gold with plans for the future. And Gold is adamant Grant can lift the gloom and lead his team out of trouble, beginning on Saturday against fellow strugglers Wolves.

More..