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Ghana coach Avram Grant shortlisted by Chelsea following Jose Mourinho sacking

Published on: 17 December 2015
Ghana coach Avram Grant shortlisted by Chelsea following Jose Mourinho sacking
Ghana coach Avram Grant is being considered for the Chelsea job

Ghana coach Avram Grant is among the managers who are being considered to replace Jose Mourinho as the coach of English Premier League side Chelsea after the Blues manager was sacked on Thursday.

The Portuguese boss' deteriorating relationship with the Blues squad and the recent bad results led to his sacking after a ten minute meeting after training at 2pm this afternoon.

A report in one of the biggest newspapers in the UK, Daily Mail, claims that the Israeli manager is among a shortlist of managers drawn up by the Chelsea board to replace Jose Mourinho.

The Black Stars coach, Guus Hiddin,  Fabio Capello and former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers are the names under serious consideration by the Chelsea board.

This comes just few days after the Ghana coach's agent Saif Rubie denied report linking Grant to the English Premier League side Swansea City.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, his closest advisers and the club's board, held a number of meetings about Mourinho’s position since Monday’s disastrous 2-1 defeat at Leicester before the decision to sack him.

Mourinho position at the club came under scrutiny as the Blues have lost nine of their 16 games in the English Premier League this term and his sacking would prove expensive.

Chelsea will have to pay Mourinho £40million as his four-year, £250,000-per-week deal will leave the Blues out of pocket despite the presence of their billionaire owner.

Grant, a close friend of the Chelsea owner Abramovich, is said to be among the favourites for the job following his impressive stint with Ghana and a return to Chelsea is on the cards after leading them to the final of the Champions League.

The board of the Blues is plotting to bring the Israeli coach back to Stamford Bridge, just ten months after the Israeli led Ghana to the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

If he signs the deal with the Welsh club he will reunite with Chelsea's Baba Rahman who is a key part of the Ghana national team.

Grant has one year left on his contract with the Ghana Football Association as the coach of the Black Stars.

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