By Ogechi Okorie
Abuja (Precise Post) – Chelsea’s owner believes Grant could provide valuable assistance to Frank Lampard; the Blues’ 3-1 defeat to Man City was their latest during a downturn in performances in the Premier League; Lampard and Grant reached the Champions League final together in 2008
Frank Lampard starred for Avram Grant’s side during the latter’s spell at the club between 2007 and 2008
The Russian billionaire believes Grant’s experience could provide invaluable support to manager Lampard and his staff.
Grant believes his strengths lie as a team manager rather than behind the scenes, so potentially the 65-year-old’s return to Stamford Bridge could be on a short-term basis.
Recently on social media, Grant backed Lampard, and urged Abramovich to give him time to prove his doubters wrong.
“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.”
In 2018, the former Portsmouth and West Ham boss had a spell as manager of Indian Super League team 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.