Avram Grant has declared managing Chelsea is easy, adding to the mounting pressure on interim boss The Israeli, who guided the Blues to a Champions League final defeat in 2008 during his stint, claims Benitez should be doing a better job, but does not feel the under-pressure boss will be sacked before the end of the season.
“I don’t think Rafa Benitez will be replaced any time soon,” Grant told The Sun
“But, let me tell you something, coaching at Chelsea is very easy.
“It’s way easier than coaching West Ham, for instance, because you have a very big budget and top players to choose from. All you have to do is go after the win.”
The Israeli has been earmarked as a possible replacement for Benitez should owner Roman Abramovich feel the need to relieve the Spaniard from his duties before the end of the season, but the former Portsmouth boss is wary of a negative vibe sweeping the club.
“Things aren’t going well at Chelsea,” he added. “They have made huge investments but the mood there is not good.
“They can’t be happy when they are not challenging for the league.
“They don’t like being in the Europa League and their players are not dreaming about being in that final.
“Their motivation would have been much greater in the Champions League.”