Ex-Chelsea boss on a midnight train to Georgia

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Talk about a fall from grace. One minute you’re in a high-profile managerial job, next thing you’re managing FC Twente. Anyway, enough about Steve McClaren as our story concerns Avram Grant, another manager who finds himself looking for a lesser post, after being axed by Chelsea at the end of last season.

The Daily Mail report that the Israeli has been offerered the chance to manage the Georgian national team, with his potential employers being impressed by his work as Israel national coach and Chelsea gaffer.

Nodar Akhalkatsi, president of the Georgia Federation, confirmed he wanted Grant to take charge of their forthcoming World Cup qualifying campaign, saying: ‘I have spoken with him and offered him the job.

‘We have monitored his work with the Israel national team and Chelsea, and feel he is a good coach. We will speak again soon.’

We can’t imagine the Georgia FA being able to pay the big bucks that Grant enjoyed at the Bridge, although it might matter little to the Israeli, who has become a very rich man after his short stint in charge of Chelsea. Still, it’s hard to see him doing a great deal with this footballing minnow.

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