Former Chelsea striker Kerry Dixon says Avram Grant deserves his new four-year contract.

"They have honoured their intentions because they always said Avram wasn't going anywhere," Dixon said. "He's been quiet and unassuming, yet the team has gone on a decent run. He's not as flamboyant as José and generally keeps himself to himself.

"Everybody responds differently to different styles of management and Avram's quiet manner is obviously liked by some of the players. Look at Joe Cole - he's in great form."