Avram Grant, the Portsmouth manager, dedicated Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs to his late father, Meir.
With relegation from the Premiership officially confirmed the day before the tie, Pompey, who are in administration and were recently hit with a points deduction, defied the odds to claim victory in extra time at Wembley.
Following the match, Grant travelled to Poland to mark Holocaust Day. The Israeli, 54, will participate in the March of the Living ceremony at Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with his two teenage children, Daniel and Romi
Avram Grant, the Portsmouth manager, has issued a warning that he could play weakened teams for the rest of the Premier League campaign after the team were hit with a nine-point penalty for entering administration, effectively sealing their relegation to the Championship.
Having booked their place in the FA Cup semi-final – where they await the winner of the Fulham vs Spurs replay –Grant’s decision could impact on teams at both ends of the table.
Avram Grant has described the continuing crisis at Portsmouth as the most challenging of his life.
The manager this week hit out at the owners over “broken promises” as he battles to save the crisis club from relegation.
Prior to Wednesday’s Premier League match against Fulham, Grant, 54, spoke of his disappointment about the dealings in the transfer window, where key players Younes Kaboul and Asmir Begovic were sold. But the club’s need to sell was not a surprise to the Israeli.
The Premiership manager caught by a tabloid reporter visiting a brothel has been revealed as Portsmouth manager Israeli Avram Grant.
Father-of-two Mr Grant, 54, was pictured leaving a “massage parlour” near Portsmouth’s training ground, on an industrial estate near the village of Horton Heath, where prostitutes allegedly charge £130-an-hour.
Mr Grant, who has been married to Israeli television personality Tzofit for 16 years, admitted to The Sun reporter that he knew the place was a massage parlour, but the paper has been unable to print his identity due to privacy laws.
EXCLUSIVE: Avram Grant has moved to deny reports that he is about to quit Portsmouth over the imminent sale of Asmir Begovic and Younes Kaboul to Spurs. When contacted, he simply said: “I have not resigned.”
A source in Israel who is very close to the Portsmouth boss told the JC: “I spoke to Avram last night and he has no intention of resigning. He is certainly not angry.
“He understands that several players have to be sold but he is also bringing in three or four players before the transfer window closes.
Avram Grant breathed a sigh of relief after leading Portsmouth to their first victory since he took over as manager following the 2-0 Premier League home win over Burnley.
Beaten 4-0 by defending champions Manchester United last weekend and 4-2 by Aston Villa in the Carling Cup quarter-finals in midweek, the Israeli steered Portsmouth home in a relegation six-pointer with goals from Hermann Hreidarsson and Aruna Dindane temporarily lifting them off the foot of the table.