Terry backing Grant to stay

Blues skipper backing manager to stay at helm

Chelsea captain John Terry sees no reason why Avram Grant should not be in charge of the Blues next season.

Former Israel coach Grant proved has proved his credentials over the past week with a crucial 2-1 success over Manchester United to keep their Premier League dreams alive, while Wednesday's thrilling 3-2 extra-time win over Liverpool secured their first ever UEFA Champions League final appearance.

Although many were left surprised when Grant succeeded fans' favourite Jose Mourinho last year, the 52-year-old has confounded the critics by keeping the club in the hunt for the Double.

Terry believes Grant's record speaks for itself and that he should be given the chance to build upon the good work he has done during his short tenure in charge of the West Londoners.

"I would have thought so," stated the England international when asked if Grant should stay on as manager next season.


"Results don't lie. You look at the Premier League table since the manager has taken over and they have been very good.

"It is for the club to make that decision. All we can do once we are out there and once the manager is in charge is do our best and that's what we have done to get to the Champions League final.

"Avram plays a massive part along with the players, Steve Clarke, Henk ten Cate, the fans and everyone at the club. It is a credit to ourselves and the way we have dealt with things this year because at times it has not been easy.

"I think he (Grant) deserves respect and rightly so. It is the first time in the club's history we have got to a Champions League final - it has never been done by any manager or set of players before and he does deserve it.

"To get to where we are and still question the manager's role at the club is unbelievable. But it is not just the manager, it is the players, and Henk and Clarkie, who have a big role to play behind the scenes.

"They keep players motivated. We have got such a big squad of players and they manage to keep those not playing motivated and that is a credit to them."