Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is weighing up whether to give Avram Grant a role in the club’s backroom staff after being left concerned by recent results under manager Frank Lampard, according to TEAMTalk.
The website claims that Abramovich was left “upset” by the manner of the 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City earlier this month and, while he is not considering sacking Lampard, he does feel that there should be more experience among those running the club.
Grant has been a director of football and manager at Chelsea, having finished runner up in three competitions when he took charge after Jose Mourinho’s departure in the 2007/08 season.
The 65-year-old has had spells in Serbia, Thailand, Ghana and India since leaving English football and he is reportedly holding discussions about positions at a number of Middle Eastern clubs currently.
Lampard clearly deserves more time to work with this group of players, and he does know Grant after being managed by the Israeli. Whether Abramovich will persuade the experienced coach to come back in some capacity, we shall have to wait and see.