Former Chelsea manager and previously director of football at Portsmouth, Avram Grant, has been re-installed at the Premiership club as director of football, it was confirmed on Wednesday.Saudi property magnate and new owner, Ali Al-Faraj, has moved quickly to re-appoint the 54-year old Israeli, who was director of football at Fratton Park from June 2006 until July 2007, before moving to Chelsea as manager. He will work alongside Pompey manager, Paul Hart.
A statement on the Portsmouth website read: ''We now have two very experienced people working together, which will only benefit the club. Paul does not have an assistant but now has a director of football alongside him.
''The manager, director of football, chief executive officer and chief scout, will all work together on the buying and selling of players,'' the statement continued.
England and Portsmouth goalkeeper David James told a news conference: "I love Avram, he's a great guy.
"When I first joined the club he was there and he was very active in preparation for matches. He's a very wise man; his football knowledge is immense. It's a very good move."For all the latest sports news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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