Avram Grant delighted with life in Belgrade

Partizan Belgrade manager Avram Grant has spoken of his happiness in his current role in Serbia and believes the new culture was what attracted him. Grant was sacked at West Ham following their relegation to the Championship, but has found a new job with the Serbians.

The Israeli has also worked at English sides Chelsea and Portsmouth during his career and confessed that he still has a love for England. Grant was adored at both Chelsea and Portsmouth, but failed to capture the imagination of the West Ham fans during his short tenure at Upton Park. Grant is intrigued at working with Partizan, due to the fact that ‘more than 50 percent of the team comes from the Partizan academy’.

Grant said: ‘I think it is a very interesting job, because this team is a team I like very much. The club is ready to give them a chance and this is very important, because young players need a chance. To me it is very exciting to see a new culture. I still love England. I had offers from many countries, but the vision of the club (Partizan) to do something in Europe really appealed to me’.

Partizan hold a ten point lead at the top of the Serbian League table and Grant was appointed last month as manager. The Israelian took over from former boss Aleksandar Stanojevic who clashed with the Partizan board over failure to qualify for the Champions League. Grant will be hoping he can hold the job down and win the Serbian League for Partizan.

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