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Chelsea boss Benitez: Grant good person, but he's not joining

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was in confident mood at yesterday's Champions League media conference.

Benitez insisted he felt no pressure from owner Roman Abramovich and that he had been assured the Russian was not about to parachute in Avram Grant to assist him.

"I know Avram Grant is a nice person and a good manager, but all the information I have is he's not coming," said Benitez, who admitted he and Abramovich had not spoken since Saturday but confirmed the Russian's thoughts had been relayed to him.

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