Arsenal boss Wenger: Grant can be Chelsea success

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Avram Grant is good enough to lead Chelsea.

"He came here to watch training when he was the coach of Israel. So we met. I like the man," said the Arsenal boss.

"He is a very intelligent man with a big knowledge of the game.

"I think he has the quality to do it, but it has changed his position.

"He was employed as a director of football, not manager. So it is a surprise

"Certainly he can be successful - but I am not sure if he is a permanent manager."

Wenger added: "He has the resources, he has the players, he has the knowledge, so why should he not be successful?

"When you have a sudden departure like that it becomes a bit passionate and emotional and people make a quick assessment.

"I understand that people are shocked and surprised that Mourinho left - that does not mean you have to convict the guy who comes after him."

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