Grant: I have other options

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Portsmouth manager Avram Grant admits he has received offers to manage other clubs, as he prepares for his side's final Barclays Premier League home fixture against Wolves.

Despite Pompey plunging into administration with debts of around £120million and suffering relegation to the Championship, the Israeli has led his threadbare and injury-affected squad into the FA Cup final. This has prompted vocal calls among the Pompey faithful for Grant to stay as manager and try to lead the club back into the Premier League at the first attempt next season.

"I must be honest and say there are other opportunities," said Grant, who has been linked with the manager's job at West Ham. "But I did what I have done all my life. I didn't jump as soon as I could. I think a little more patience from me is good."

With Pompey docked nine points for going into administration and players sold without his say so, Grant has been running the team with one arm tied behind his back.

And the former Israel boss has no intention of going through another turbulent season at Fratton Park.

He said: "I stayed here because my heart told me to stay, but I don't want to have another season like this. It was very tough and I like to work in football and deal with football problems.

"Sometimes financial problems are part of the game. But when it's like this, it's not good for me and it's not good for the club.

"I'm waiting to see what will happen, but at the moment, it looks like it is going the right way. Let's wait and see."

Grant says he would like a clear indication of how much cash he will have to work with before committing to a club for next season.

He added: "For me as a manager, I need to come to the team before the season and say 'what's the budget for this season, can we spend this, can we spend that.' If the budget is £100 or £100million, it is the same. I can still build a good team if I know what's happening."

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