Roman Abramovich is considering a return to the bridge for former Chelsea gaffer Avram Grant as he believes he could provide valuable assistance to Frank Lampard.
The Chelsea owner believes Grant’s experience will be pivotal for Frank Lampard and his staff if they’re to succeed.
The Blues have won just one of their last six Premier League games and have slipped to ninth in the log.
Not long ago, Grant backed Lampard, and urged Abramovich to give him time to do things right.
“About the current situation, I can say only this. You need to be strong when things are not going well, when things are going well everyone is a genius and knows what to do,” Grant said in an Instagram post.
“But in the situation like this when things aren’t going well you need to be strong, look for solutions and show a lot about your character.
“What I can say to Frank and the others at the club is be patient, and more than this do whatever is necessary to do, that’s for sure. Two things: never lose it even when things are going well, don’t lose your fighting spirit at the highest level.
“And second, don’t lose what you have here [points at head] – you need to think right and look for solutions. If you do that, then everything will be OK because the quality is there and there is a potential like there was [at Chelsea] in my time.”
The former Portsmouth and Hammers gaffer managed Ghana, leading them to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, losing to Ivory Coast on penalties.
In 2018, the 65 year old served as the manager of Indian Super League side NorthEast United.
Grant guided Chelsea to the Champions League final in 2008 and Lampard scored 20 goals during 40 appearances in all competitions for the Blues during that season.