Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant in Kigali

FORMER CHELSEA manager Avram Grant is in Kigali to join Rwandans in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. 
Avram Grant at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Thursday. (Courtesy)
Avram Grant at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Thursday. (Courtesy)

FORMER CHELSEA manager Avram Grant is in Kigali to join Rwandans in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. 

Grant set foot in Kigali on Wednesday on the invitation of US-based USC Shoah Foundation.  Others travelling with him include; USC Shoah Foundation’s senior leadership, supporters, partners and colleagues. 

Grant alongside other delegates visited Kigali Genocide Memorial, centre in Gisozi and Kagarama Secondary School on Thursday. 

Coaching career

Grant moved to England in 2006 to become Technical Director of Portsmouth before being appointed Director of football at Chelsea in July 2007. 

Two months later, in September 2007, following the departure of José Mourinho, Grant was appointed manager of Chelsea. 

Despite steering the team into the Champions League final, the League Cup final and contesting the Premier League title to the last day, his contract was terminated at the end of the season. 

Grant returned to Portsmouth as Director of football in October 2009, and was made manager the following month. 

After the club’s relegation to the Football League Championship Grant resigned and, on June 3, 2010, was appointed as manager of West Ham United, a role he held until May 15 2011, when he was sacked after the club was relegated to the Football League Championship. 

On January 13, 2012, Grant was named the new manager of Partizan Belgrade. After guiding Partizan to their fifth consecutive Serbian championship, he resigned on May 14 the same year.

 

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