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'Lazy' Avram in trouble again

Filed: Thursday, 3rd March 2016
By: Staff Writer

Former Hammers boss Avram Grant is in trouble with his current employers - for spending too much time in Europe.

Grant, who has been the national manager of Ghana since November 2014 has been roundly criticised by officials close to the Ghanaian FA and ordered to return to the West African state as soon as possible.

Speaking earlier today, Ghana Football Association spokesman Ibrahim Sannie revealed that Grant - who managed West Ham for just one season before being fired - had been told to return to Ghana as soon as possible.

"We have ordered him to return from Europe to monitor the local league," said Sannie. "Important matches against Mozambique are approaching and we need him."

Meanwhile Ghanaian MP Kojo Baah Agyemang has also hit out at Grant, telling a local radio station that he has been "taking the nation for granted", according to a quote in the Guardian.

Grant was hired by West Ham's Board to replace Gianfranco Zola, who was fired at the end of the 2009/10 season despite retaining West Ham's Premier League position against the odds.

However it proved to be a disastrous appointment by the club's new owners with Grant - who was later accused of falling asleep in his office at Chadwell Heath during training sessions - leading the Hammers to relegation, finishing bottom of the league.

After being unceremoniously dumped by West Ham immediately after the final away game of that season - a 3-2 defeat at Wigan, where he was fired in the tunnel by vice chair Karren Brady - Grant re-emerged in Serbia, where he spent 18 months as boss of Partizan Belgrade.

After resigning from his post with in May 2012, Grant was hired by the Ghanaian national team where he remains to this day - although for how much longer remains to be seen.

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