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5 Most Unfair Sackings in Premier League History

Aryaman Sood
ANALYST

#4 Avram Grant (Chelsea)

Chelsea manager Avram Grant looks on bef
Grant did a very admirable job in winning over his doubters at Chelsea

Roman's axe has fallen on many a manager in West London. While Carlo Ancelotti may rightly be aggrieved when after a successful double in the first season, his ultimately trophy-less second season at the Bridge saw him sacked, Avram Grant suffered from the ignominy despite an extremely impressive recovery after Jose Mourinho's sacking.

Like most Chelsea fans, I was rather iffy about Grant's appointment, which seemed to be due to his friendship with the owner. But, its fair to say he proved us wrong. With the club languishing in eighth place, Grant oversaw a tremendous recovery which saw Chelsea go on a run of 16 games unbeaten. In the end, he dragged the race to the Premier League to the final day, before being pipped by Manchester United.

In the Champions League, he went farther than Mourinho ever did at Chelsea. The club played its first ever Champions League final in Moscow and was one heartbreaking penalty miss away from the victory.

Grant had also taken Chelsea to the final of the League Cup, where they fell to an extra time winner from Jonathan Woodgate.

For a man perceived to be "25 years behind the times" and one who was rejected by the fanbase, Grant did a very admirable job in winning over his doubters.

His sacking after the final game of the season may not have been shocking, but it certainly was unfair.

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Edited by Alan John
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