Avram Grant is a football manager. He was born in 1955 in Israel and began his managerial career in 1972 taking charge of Hapoel Petah Tikva youth team, whom he guided until 1986. Then he took charge of the first team and worked with them until 1991. He led Hapoel Petah Tikva to the top division. Then Grant became the manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv and helped them to win Israeli championships in 1991/92 and 1994/95, in 1993/94 they claimed Israel State Cup.
Grant left for Hapoel Haifa in 1995 and in 1996 he returned back to Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he worked until 2000. Then Grant took charge of Maccabi Haifa and in 2001 and 2002 they claimed Israeli Premier League titles.
In 2002 he was appointed the manager of the Israel national team and was at the helm until 2006. In June 2006 he became a technical director at Portsmouth and in July 2007 he took up the same position at Chelsea FC and in September 2007 he was appointed as the head coach. His arrival at that post wasn’t approved but the team’s fans nevertheless Grant managed to lead the squad to the second place. In May 2008 he was sacked unexpectedly.
The 2009/10 season he spent with Portsmouth and then switched to West Ham United. West Ham relegated in 2010/11 and in January 2013 Grant became the head coach of Serbian team Partizan Belgrade. He guided them until he resigned in May 2012.
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