In a recent poll as to which Grant they’d like in charge of their team, 37% of Chelsea fans voted for reggae musician Eddy Grant, 24% voted for astrologer Russell Grant, while 16% went for Grant off Eastenders. Despite such unpopularity (that may have just been made up by COS), Avram Grant is sticking to his guns and you can’t blame him. We actually think he’s done a decent job since Mourinho left and that he’s just an easy target when the Blues lose.
The Daily Mail report that the Israeli doesn’t fear for his job in the summer, despite the predictable speculation surrounding his future. Many might argue he’s done very well to steer the team within reach of the Premier League title, while they have every chance of winning the Champions League. Avram is also going to have an interesting conversation with Tal Ben Haim after the defender unwisely spoke out against him today.
“Realistically, we never had a chance from the moment I arrived because we were behind the leaders,” he said.
“I think the pressure is on us but we’ve come from nowhere to fight for the title
“I’m not even thinking about my future, even if I have a contract. If the club are happy with me then I’ll continue. There’s no issue.
On his rebellious defender, he said:
“The matter will be deal with internally and if I think he was wrong we’ll deal with it in our way. I need to talk to Tal and see what he has to says first.”
To suggest that Chelsea have come from nowhere is a bit rich. While they may have closed the gap in recent months, the Blues were never a million miles behind Manchester United and both of these teams benefited from Arsenal spluttering towards the line. However, it’s a shame that this fellow is being hounded by the media just for trying to do his job – it seems to go with the territory these days.