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Avram Grant offered coach's role at the Kaizer Chiefs

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Avram Grant's inclusion in the coaching setup could prove to be the right way ahead for the chiefs
Avram Grant's inclusion in the coaching setup could prove to be the right way ahead for the chiefs

What's the story?

Ex-Chelsea boss Avram Grant is reportedly considering donning the role of coach of South African football team Kaizer Chiefs, following the vacancy created by the removal of the previous coach Steve Komphela a couple of weeks ago.

It is learnt that the 63-year old Israeli will take a couple of days to ponder upon the decision to make a shift from his current position as head coach of the NorthEast United in the ISL to the African giants.

In case you didn't know

The veteran has acres of experience of managing teams under his belt with big names such as Chelsea, West Ham United and the Ghana national team playing under his tutelage for a certain period of time.

The youngest ever coach of the Israeli national football team, Grant has also tasted tremendous success with national teams and is currently the head coach of the NorthEast United as part of the Indian Super League.

Heart of the Matter

At the ousting of the Kaizer Chiefs from the controversial semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup late last month, coach Steve Komphela was shown the door which opened up the spot for a new coach to revive the Glamour Boys' fortunes which has not gone unscathed with the team unable to clinch a trophy for the past three years.

A huge name in the football world, Grant also served as Ghana's head coach for a period of two and a half years, taking them to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015 before resigning two years later to make a move to the NorthEast United in 2018.

What's Next?

With the Chiefs in desperate need in a change of fortunes, Grant could well be the man they will be looking for, as the Israeli will hope to bring his experience to the fore and lead the team to better results.

Author's Take

What is surprising to note is that although Grant is one of the biggest names in world football, he does not have trophies to his credit apart from those at the time of managing the Israeli national team and this could play a pivotal role in shaping the future of his coaching stint with the Chiefs.

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