Avram Grant

I'll play in Britain before Avram, says Mrs Grant

By Simon Griver, February 26, 2009

Israeli football coach Avram Grant might be tipped for a return to the Premier League, but his actress wife could be back before him. Tzofit Grant has written her first play — in English — and is in negotiations to stage it in London this year.

She said: “The play is based on the world of oligarchs in London that I saw in the year Avram was at Chelsea. It is about women, money and power. It touches on the women who surround men who seem to control half of the world.”

However, she insists, none of the characters are based on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

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The genius of Avram

By Simon Round, February 26, 2009

Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant’s flamboyant chat-show host wife Tzofit said that newly-appointed Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink will be hailed a genius if he does as well as her husband did in his first season at the football club.

To match the success enjoyed by Grant, Hiddink will need to win precisely zero trophies. Genius?

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What next for Avram as it appears that nobody wants him

By Danny Caro, February 12, 2009

It’s amazing what a bit of player power can do, isn’t it? It appears that this is what stopped Avram Grant taking charge of Chelsea and presumably Portsmouth with Guus Hiddink and former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson the preferred choice of the senior players. I’m sure that Bill Shankly and Brian Clough will be turning in their graves.

I’m glad Grant did not go back to Chelsea, in any capacity. There is an old adage that suggests you should never go back, that returning to an old haunt is never a sustainable notion.

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Grant favourite to replace Adams at Pompey

By Danny Caro, February 9, 2009

Avram Grant is the 6/4 favourite to replace Tony Adams as manager of Portsmouth.

Adams was sacked on Sunday night, following the 3-2 defeat against Liverpool.

A Portsmouth spokesman said: "The priority is for Portsmouth football club to remain in the top flight and we feel the appointment of a new manager will give us the best opportunity to enable us to do this."

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Grant: he’s still up for Pompey

By Simon Griver, February 5, 2009

A boardroom power struggle has put the appointment of Avram Grant as the new manager of Portsmouth in doubt.

The JC understands that club owner Alexandre Gaydamak would like to replace Tony Adams with the former Chelsea manager but is fearful that such a move would be unpopular with the fans.

However, executive chairman Peter Storrie, who in October persuaded Gaydamak to promote assistant-manager Adams rather than bring in Grant when Harry Redknapp moved to Spurs, has backed the former Arsenal captain, even though he has won just two of 15 Premier League games since taking charge.

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Avram Grant awaits Portsmouth decision

By Danny Caro, February 2, 2009

Avram Grant's imminent appointment as manager of Portsmouth is in doubt after the club's board said it had agreed to give Tony Adams more time to restore their fortunes. Grant, 53, has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea on May 24, just three days after the team lost the Champions League final against Manchester United on penalties. He also helped Chelsea finish runners-up in the League and Carling Cup. Tony Adams, the current Portsmouth boss, insists he will not resign despite the team’s relegation fears.

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‘Race hate keeping Grant out of Premier League’

By Simon Griver, December 10, 2008

Eyal Berkovic, one of Avram Grant’s biggest enemies, believes that antisemitism has prevented the former Chelsea boss from returning to management in England.

Sacked by the Blues in May after taking them to the club’s first-ever Champions League final and second in the league, Grant has not received a single offer from an English club.

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Grant: ‘My next job will surprise you’

By Simon Griver, November 6, 2008

Avram Grant has dismissed reports that he may soon be drafted in as manager of Portsmouth to replace Tony Adams.

"Portsmouth is not the team I am dreaming about," said Grant. "I was never in the frame to take over. I think the British media have linked me with every job going whether it's Manchester City, West Ham, Spurs or Newcastle."

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Abramovich and Grant: Friends reunited

By Simon Griver, August 1, 2008

Abramovich agrees £3.5m deal with Grant, who wants another English job

 

After receiving a £3.5 million golden handshake from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich for just a few months work, we can reveal that Avram Grant is still determined to taste success in England.

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Paddy power’s own goal

By Simon Round, June 13, 2008

Many believe that sacked Chelsea manager Avram Grant was treated harshly by the media because he was Israeli and Jewish. Certainly, he has faced plenty of antisemitic abuse from racist fans.

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