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Grant: Chelsea job was not planned

Avram Grant insists there was no grand plan to become Chelsea manager when he first joined in the summer from Portsmouth.

He said: "When I came here, I came here as director of football. I think I did a good job. Then Jose (Mourinho) left, and they offered me the job. I came for a different job which was interesting for me. I'm not a man for planning the future. You need to do your job, then something happens. I wanted to be a manager when I was [Israel's] national coach.

"I thought that I deserved a chance which turned my life. I can tell you again I don't know what I'm planning. I don't know what will happen tomorrow. We know that 10, 20 years ago, a manager could stay in the same club for five years, 10 years. There's a lot of things involved that were not in the past. This is the new job for a manager."

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