Grant considers the Czech cheque

Avram Grant has been approached with a view of becoming the next manager of the Czech Republic national team.

The former Chelsea manager, 53, has been out of work for almost a year and is reported to have been offered a four-year deal worth £900,000 a year.

The Czech FA have been in negotiations with Grant’s agent Pini Zahavi, and vice-president Jaroslav Vacek confirmed: “We have spoken with a person who officially represents Mr Grant. We still hear how the team degenerated, but it does have its quality and the new coach, if he succeeds, can make a good name by that.”

As reported, Grant has set his heart on a return to the Premiership but could be tempted to a role with the national team similar to that of Chelsea’s Guus Hiddink who manages the Russian national team and the Israeli’s former club, Chelsea until the end of the season.

Maccabi Haifa defender Alon Harazi set an Israeli record of 520 top-flight appearances when he came on as a substitute in the Ligat Ha’Al match against Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona. Harazi, 38, made his league debut for Haifa in 1990.

    Last updated: 11:21am, April 30 2009