Grant gets the Blues

LONDON - Former Israel coach Avram Grant has joined Chelsea's coaching team as soccer director.

LONDON - Former Israel coach Avram Grant has joined Chelsea's coaching team as soccer director.

The Blues announced yesterday that Grant will be responsible for liaison on all soccer issues relating to the club, and will report to chief executive Peter Kenyon.

The move is no threat to manager Jose Mourinho and Chelsea said Grant's experience and knowledge will play an important role in formulation of overall soccer policy at the club with Kenyon, Mourinho and Frank Arnesen, director of youth development and scouting. - Sapa-AP

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