21 May 2010

Grant resigns as Portsmouth manager after traumatic year

8:12 am on 21 May 2010

Avram Grant has resigned as manager of the now-relegated English Premier League football club Portsmouth.

The Israeli's signed off with an open letter to the club's fans thanking them for their role in a "wonderful and uplifting experience."

Portsmouth became the first Premier League club to go into administration earlier this season and have debts of more than 100 million pounds. They were docked nine points by the Premier League and were eventually relegated after finishing bottom of the league.

Having sold most of their leading players, they defied the odds to reach last weekend's FA Cup final where they lost 1-0 to champions Chelsea.