Former Chelsea man piles pressure on Rafa
Ex-Chelsea manager Avram Grant has piled the pressure on current boss Rafael Benitez by claiming managing the club is easy.
The Israeli has been one of numerous names to be linked with the post at Stamford Bridge if Benitez fails to make it to the end of the season.
However, the former Pompey man does not believe he will get the sack but does feel that the Blues should be doing a lot better than they are doing at this moment in time.
He told the Sun: “I don’t think Rafa Benitez will be replaced any time soon.
“But, let me tell you something, coaching at Chelsea is very easy.
“It’s way easier than coaching West Ham, for instance, because you have a very big budget and top players to choose from. All you have to do is go after the win.”
He added: “Things aren’t going well at Chelsea.
“They have made huge investments but the mood there is not good.
“They can’t be happy when they are not challenging for the league.
“They don’t like being in the Europa League and their players are not dreaming about being in that final.
“Their motivation would have been much greater in the Champions League.”
Grant became the first Israeli to manage an English side when he took over from Jose Mourinho in October 2007.
He managed to take Chelsea to their first Champions League final in 2008 but was subsequently sacked after the club lost the final to rivals Manchester United via a penalty shoot-out.
Current Chelsea boss Benitez has found life tough on Fulham Road with hostility from fans towards him starting from the beginning of his tenure.
He infamously hit out at certain sections of the crowd after Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Middlesbrough, where he revealed he will be leaving at the end of the season.