Grant back with a bang

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport -

and Grant is ex­pected to be the re­place­ment for Hart, it re­mains to be seen whether Stor­rie is pre­pared to stay on at Frat­ton Park with the Is­raeli in charge.

On the play­ing front, Grant has moved to dif­fuse any an­i­mos­ity be­tween him­self and Tal Ben Haim. The de­fender was trans­fer-listed when the pair were at Chelsea af­ter crit­i­cis­ing his for­mer man­ager. But Grant said: “I’ve spo­ken to Tal sev­eral times since we both left Stam­ford Bridge and ev­ery­thing is fine be­tween us.”

Mark Ja­cob, the lawyer who has been madeaPortsmouthdi­rec­torasAlFaraj’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive, has dis­missed re­ports that Is­raeli busi­ness­men are in­volved in the club’s new own­er­ship. Speak­ing to the JC, he said: “My client owns 100 per cent of the com­pany that owns Portsmouth.” When asked who would be se­lect­ing the team, he replied: “That’s for Hart and Grant to de­cide be­tween them.”

A life­long Spurs fan and au­thor of the book, What’s the Story - Bor­ing Glory, crit­i­cis­ing for­mer Spurs chair­man Lord Alan Su­gar, he sidestepped ques­tions as to who he would be sup­port­ing to­mor­row. “It’s a win-win sit­u­a­tion,” he said.

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