As we all know, it’s impossible to know what Roman Abramovich’s thoughts are regarding Chelsea FC and the future of manager Avram Grant. The Russian billionaire does not speak to the press on any issues surrounding his football club and doesn’t seem to give much away to his own staff either. The Guardian report that the manager’s future is hanging in the balance and all the Israeli can do is put his case forward as to why he should continue to lead this team next season. What do you think of his argument?
“I’m very proud of many things,” said Grant. “In the first press conference, I said I wanted to improve our game, to be interesting and in the final of the Champions League. I think everybody thought I was completely mad or crazy but we’ve done it. It’s good for a first year. Sir Alex Ferguson has only been in the [Champions League] final on two occasions so I have a future. People thought Chelsea were on the way down but the players have shown they can develop and play better football. I cannot talk about the future now. I’ve spoken with Peter [Kenyon, the chief executive] and others, and we’re just thinking about the game.”
Come now Avram, Chelsea featuring in the Champions League final has never been a remote possibility this season, even after drawing 1-1 with Rosenborg. He continues to persist with his bizarre notion that the team were crumbling when he replaced Mourinho, not that they just needed some fresh impetus. Even so, the Blues have come within a whisker of winning the Premier League and Champions League – does Grant deserve a full season at Stamford Bridge to strut his funky stuff?