Grant back with a bang
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.