Avram Grant makes prediction about next Chelsea manager
Avram Grant says Chelsea will appoint a manager capable of delivering silverware
Avram Grant says Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will only appoint a manager capable of delivering guaranteed success in the summer.
Guus Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho in December after Chelsea made a disappointing start to the defence of their Premier League title.
The former Netherlands head coach isn’t expected to stay beyond the summer and Italy manager Antonio Conte is the current favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Grant led Chelsea to second place in the Premier League table before the Blues missed out on their first Champions League crown following a penalty shootout defeat by Manchester United in 2008.
And the ex-Chelsea manager revealed what criteria Hiddink’s long-term successor would have to fill to get the job.
“He will look for a manager who can win all the titles,” Grant told Sky Sports.
“When you spend so much you always want somebody who can bring you the titles. To take the titles, you need to get the best from the players.”
Chelsea set up a FA Cup quarter-final against Everton on Sunday thanks to an emphatic 5-1 win against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have to overturn a 2-1 deficit in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Paris Saint-Germain later this month.