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Topping the 'wanted list'

Topping the 'wanted list'

Avram Grant's name has been 'linked' with several clubs, both in this country - at various levels - and abroad, although a national team has been thrown into he equation this morning...

The Mail 'claims' that Belgium have made an approach for him to become their new manager after Dick Advocaat quit the job, after just 6-months, earlier this month.

Grant is no stranger to international management although I suspect that he would 'prefer' to be involved in the day-to-day goings on of club management - be that here of elsewhere...

Admin Andy is also quoted in The Mail as saying: 'we will be speaking to Avram to see if we can come up with an agreement,' in reference to Grant having to take a 'substantial pay cut on his £900,000-a-year salary next season' in order to stay on.

Various 'reports' are also 'claiming' that West Ham - even though their joint owners are 'said' to be split on their support of current manager Gianfranco Zola - have put Grant at the top of their 'wanted list'.

Although The News makes these claims: 'despite the rumours, Grant is believed to be keen to stay put at Fratton Park - although that could hinge on the club finding a new buyer this summer.'

I am still unsure as to what I think he will do, I do think it will be hard for him to walk away although I could also understand if he did. Without the right owner in place I would not blame him, or hold it against him. at all as he would not want to endure another season like this would he...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday April 27 2010
Time: 9:05AM

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If we don't find a buyer soon. I fear AG will go and as you say rug. Who could blame him?
pompeymac
27/04/2010 09:33:00
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Obviously dependant upon the replacement I don't think it would be a disaster if he left; it would be good for club continuity if he stayed but I haven't enjoyed a lot of his negative play and what seem like tactical errors to smarter people than me. It will be sad if uncle leaves but not a disaster. No CVA, or owner now that will be a disaster!
russellm
27/04/2010 09:48:00
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Re new owner - I thought Mark M on quay said a bid would be made by the Lloyd fronted consortia last week/ this week; anybody heard anything?
russellm
27/04/2010 09:51:00
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I don't expect Avram to stay next season and wish him well. He has gone beyond the call of duty for Pompey this season. What's important is that Pompey sort this out as soon as possible as going into close season with no definite manager or squad will mean definite relegation again next season.
bluedr
27/04/2010 11:05:00
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Jumping ship for a better offer? - where have I heard that before? Justified only if we don't get out of admin before next season imho. I agree with Russell that it wouldn't be a disaster.
PFCblue
27/04/2010 11:48:00
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Avram has never said this was his spiritual home, or pledged his future to the club - not even to the end of this season. What he has done is embrace the spirit of the club and the city, and instilled into this players - and achieved an FA cup final with a band of loan and freebie signings. If he stays next season, that's great, but if he moves on I will thank him and wish him well. To be fair, he probably deserves better than what PFC can offer him in the championship with no money.
tracyc
27/04/2010 19:33:00
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AG will always get a warm reception at Pompey...even if he ended up working for those lot up the road...What he has done out shines REDKNAPPS ACHIEVEMENT...For me HR has shoved it down our throats that we were crap and at the bottom of the second tier of football when he took over. ..he won the championship(2nd division) and the won the cup “Top Top Players”..on wages it seems we could not afford…playing only 1 team from our own league, and we were lucky against most of them.._think back..distans handball at home to Plymouth, nuge’s goal at Ipswich the pen at Preston, and the hand ball by whotsit ( loan forward-ex L’pool and Villa bloke) against WBA AG has outstripped that by a massive long shot
plymouth graham
28/04/2010 08:34:00
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