Avram Grant doesn't want to take the Chelsea job.

The Daily Star says sources close to Grant - who took over as manager for eight months following the departure of Jose Mourinho in September 2007 - insisted he was not interested in being boss for what could be less than 11 weeks.

Grant, 58, remains close to owner Roman Abramovich, and was in the tycoon's box last month for the FA Cup win over Brentford. But he will not be at Stamford Bridge for today's league game with West Brom, which is sure to be played out in a toxic atmosphere, given Rafa Benitez's attack on sections of the club's support.