ISL 2017-18: NorthEast United FC appoint former Chelsea manager Avram Grant as advisor

Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant has been appointed as an advisor by NorthEast United FC for the remainder of the Indian Super League season.

PTI January 04, 2018 14:07:44 IST
ISL 2017-18: NorthEast United FC appoint former Chelsea manager Avram Grant as advisor

Guwahati: Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant has been appointed as an advisor by NorthEast United FC for the remainder of the Indian Super League season.

ISL 201718 NorthEast United FC appoint former Chelsea manager Avram Grant as advisor

File image of Avram Grant. Reuters

"I agreed to the challenge and I am hitting the ground running. India is a new and exciting environment for football and I look forward to the pace of the League. I have confidence in the club and we will do all we can to take the club forward," said Grant, who is a long-time friend of NorthEast United FC owner John Abraham.

Grant moved to England in 2006 to become Technical Director of Portsmouth before being appointed Director of football at Chelsea in July 2007 and steered the team into the Champions League final and the League Cup final.

Grant has spent the majority of his career coaching and managing in Israel, winning a number of national league and cup victories with different teams, and also managing the Israeli national team for four years.

His last appointment was coach of the Ghana national football team.

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