Avraham "Avram" Grant (Hebrew: אברהם "אברם" גרנט; born 6 May 1955) is an Israeli football manager who currently serves as Technical Advisor and stand-in coach for Indian Super League club NorthEast United FC . Grant has spent the majority of his career coaching and managing in Israel, winning a number of national league and cup victories with different teams, and also managing the Israeli national team for four years.
Grant moved to England in 2006 to become Technical Director of Portsmouth before being appointed Director of football at Chelsea in July 2007. Two months later, in September 2007, following the departure of José Mourinho, Grant was appointed manager of Chelsea. Despite steering the team into the Champions League final, the League Cup final and contesting the Premier League title to the last day, his contract was terminated at the end of the season.
Grant returned to Portsmouth as Director of football in October 2009, and was made manager the following month. After the club's relegation to the Football League Championship Grant resigned and, on 3 June 2010, was appointed as manager of West Ham United, a role he held up until 15 May 2011, when he was sacked after the club was relegated to the Football League Championship.
After one championship season managing Partizan Belgrade and one season as the technical director for Thai club BEC Tero Sasana, Grant was appointed coach of the Ghana national football team in 2014. He stepped down from the position after a defeat in the semi-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
On 4 January 2018, Grant moved to India to join the Indian Super League side NorthEast United as a technical advisor  , a day after the team head coach Joao de Deus was sacked due to a poor start.
Date of Birth (Current Age)
May 06, 1966 (53)
Place of Birth
Petah Tikva, Israel
Licenses and Qualifications