Avram Grant says he hasn't been approached by Chelsea about a return
Avram Grant dismisses rumours of return to Chelsea as he insists he hasn’t ‘received any official approach from the club’ to help Frank Lampard and urges fans to get behind under-fire boss who ‘will do the job well’
- Avram Grant has revealed that Chelsea haven’t approached him about a return
- Reports suggested Chelsea wanted Grant to help manager Frank Lampard
- Grant has backed Lampard to be a success despite Chelsea’s recent form
Avram Grant has denied claims that he is set to return to Chelsea.
Reports indicated that Chelsea wanted to bring back Grant to work with Frank Lampard, whose side have endured some disappointing results recently.
However, Grant revealed that he hasn’t been approached by Chelsea about a return to Stamford Bridge.
Avram Grant (right) has denied reports he is returning to Chelsea to help Frank Lampard (left)
Grant said on Instagram: ‘I read the links in the media connecting me with a return to Chelsea.
‘I have so many positive messages from Chelsea fans but I must say I didn’t receive any official approach from the club.’
Grant initially joined Chelsea as the club’s Director of Football in 2007 and became manager later that year following the departure of Jose Mourinho.
In 2008 Grant led Chelsea to the Champions League final, where they were beaten by Manchester United.
Grant managed Chelsea in 2007-08 but revealed he hasn’t been approached about a return
Chelsea have won just one of their last six league games, which has seen them fall to ninth place in the table.
Grant, however, is confident that Lampard will be able to turn matters around.
He said: ‘I can repeat only what I said lately about the situation at Chelsea.
‘Be strong and look for solution! What everybody needs now is time.
Grant has backed Lampard to turn things around and be a success as Chelsea manager
‘It’s good for Frank and I believe that he will do the job well and is good for the club. Good luck to everybody.’
After leaving Chelsea Grant went on to have spells in charge of Portsmouth and West Ham.
His most recent managerial post was in India, where he took charge of NorthEast United.
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