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Grant backing Scolari for Chelsea success

Avram Grant is backing his successor at Chelsea, Luiz Felipe Scolari, to bring success to Stamford Bridge.

"In the last few months, there have been big changes at Chelsea," said Grant in the Bangkok Post after giving a lecture to Thailand Premier League representatives in the Thai capital.

"I think they are now better than Manchester United or Arsenal. Scolari is a good coach and can bring success to Chelsea.

"Chelsea have a good chance of winning the Premier League."

Grant led Chelsea to two finals after succeeding Jose Mourinho in September - the Blues lost to Tottenham in the Carling Cup and Manchester United in the European showcase.

Chelsea also finished runners-up to United in the league and Grant remains steadfast in his belief that he is a good manager.

"When I took over Chelsea after Jose Mourinho was fired, the English press and some Chelsea players did not believe in my ability," he said.

"But I proved that to them in the last two or three months when Chelsea nearly won three competitions."

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