Constantly under pressure Chelsea manager, Avram Grant, is one of the odds-on favourites to lose his job this summer as Roman Abramovich looks for the true successor to fans favourite Jose Mourinho. The press specualte about his replacement on a near-daily basis with names like Frank Rijkaard, Gus Hiddink and Michael Laudrup.
Yet not all is doom and gloom at Stamford Bridge. Despite Grant being portrayed as a grumpy, boring person who will never be as good as Jose Mourinho has actually done rather well at Chelsea. He has managed to create a title challenge which seemed impossible back in January and also managed to steer Abramovich’s side to a Champions League ‘homecoming’ in Moscow.
So does ‘Toad of Toad Hall’ deserve less criticism and more recognition from the press and fans? Chelsea captain John Terry thinks so:
To get to where we are and still question his role is unbelievable.
It’s the first time we’ve got to the final. No manager or set of players has ever done that. Results don’t lie.