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Former Chelsea coach visits BFF academy

Staff Correspondent
23 Oct 2021 00:00:00 | Update: 23 Oct 2021 00:21:03
Former Chelsea coach visits BFF academy
Former Chelsea coach Avram Grant (third from right), talks to the players at BFF’s Elite Football Academy in Dhaka on Friday – BFF Photo

Former Chelsea coach Avram Grant, who has been in Dhaka for the past couple of days, visited the Bangladesh Football Federation’s Elite Football Academy on Friday, along with the BFF president Kazi Salahuddin.

Grant was the interim coach of Chelsea after the departure of Jose Mourinho from Stamford Bridge in 2007 in the middle of the season.

His side secured the runners-up trophy of the UEFA Champions League as the Blues lost the final in a penalty shoot-out against Manchester United.

Grant also managed Portsmouth, Partizan Belgrade and worked as the coach of the Israel and Ghana national team.

BFF wants to establish a liaison with some interested parties who work in the field of football development and Grant might open some doors for Bangladesh as he visited some of the football facilities and talked to the players.

BFF President Salahuddin said that BFF invited Grant to observe the football infrastructure of Bangladesh.

“Grant is here on our invitation; he is inspecting our football infrastructure and facilities. He will take a primary knowledge by talking with us, and then we will give us a plan after returning”, he told the media in a press conference.

“I am happy to be here. I love football, and I love to stay with football. I came here to see how the football of Bangladesh can be developed. I have seen a lot of love for football in this country. I need to see how Bangladesh can go ahead by using this”, said Grant, who will be leaving Bangladesh today.