Abramovich full of praise for Chelsea coach Grant
Roman Abramovich may have watched his new manager lose his first game in charge of Chelsea but the club's Russian owner staged a very open display of support for Avram Grant on Sunday, says The Independent
Sources close to the club said the Chelsea owner congratulated the players and their manager in the dressing room within 15 minutes of the final whistle.
Abramovich came to the Chelsea dressing room with fellow director Eugene Tenenbaum and his bodyguards to make it very clear he was behind Grant.
It was regarded by the players as a signal that the owner was completely in support of Grant despite an inauspicious start.