Avram Grant fears he's lost the confidence of the Chelsea board, it has been revealed.
The Daily Mail says Grant fears he has lost the backing of his employers and can do nothing to save his job as Chelsea manager.
Grant's frustration is being fuelled by Chelsea's failure to offer him the protection and support his record this season deserves.
Bruce Buck, the Chelsea chairman, refused to give his full support to his manager earlier this month and when Grant took his own steps to improve his public image - by turning to former newspaper editor Phil Hall for guidance - the move was not warmly received by club officials.
According to sources yesterday, the best Grant can now hope for is a return to his former role as director of football after what could be a total clear-out of the coaching staff.