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Grant cannot guarantee staying with Portsmouth

Avram Grant refused to commit his future to Portsmouth after yesterday's surprise win over Burnley.

Grant masterminded a resilient 2-1 victory at Burnley on Saturday as his players at least proved they are not about to roll over and die in spite of the crisis they find themselves in off the pitch.

The win, only their second away from home in the league in the last 16 months, means at the moment rock-bottom Pompey are five points adrift of safety.

In reality, however, they are 14 behind as the Premier League board have yet to meet to confirm the nine-point deduction that comes with administration.

As for Grant's fate, and that of his players, he admits he has no idea as he cannot be certain of what the administrator will decide to do in terms of cost cuts over the next few weeks.

"I cannot promise anything, other than as long as I am here then I will fight for the city and the club because it's the right thing to do," insisted Grant. "But I'm not thinking about myself right now. If I think I need to walk away, then I will do it.

"But if I was going to walk away I would have done it in January when everything that should have happened didn't and then things became even worse. So I will try to help this club and try as much as I can because when you're in football you need to think about making other people happy.

"I'm talking about the fans who are so wonderful, the city which is behind us, and the players and staff."

Asked about his own salary and whether he was still being paid, he replied: "To be honest, I don't know," although he refused to state if he was working for free.

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