4 Jun 2010

Grant takes over at West Ham

1:07 pm on 4 June 2010

Avram Grant, who resigned as Portsmouth manager last month, has taken on another huge English football Premier League challenge after becoming the new West Ham United boss.

West Ham, who finished one place above the relegation zone last season, sacked Gianfranco Zola in May after almost two seasons in the job.

New co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have now turned to the 55-year-old former Chelsea and Israel boss Grant to restore their fortunes.

Grant, who has signed a four-year-contract at Upton Park, finished the last campaign with many admirers in the game for his dignity in a chaotic season at cash-strapped Portsmouth who finished bottom of the Premiership, but made the FA Cup final.