Grant wants meeting with Pompey administrator

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Avram Grant wants a meeting with Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou before deciding what his future holds.

It is widely anticipated Grant will be asked to step into the managerial vacancy at West Ham following the departure of Gianfranco Zola last week.

All will be resolved once Andronikou delivers the answers Grant craves, and the Israeli said: "I love the Premier League. I want to stay in the Premier League. But I love Portsmouth.

"I spoke with the administrator a long time ago and asked him what the situation was. He said two weeks. Then it was three weeks. He says everything is okay but I don't know what the situation is."

He added: "Clubs like Newcastle were relegated but they kept the squad.

"Maybe Portsmouth want to build something new, which is good. But to do that, you need stability.

"I am not just talking about money. You need to know where you are going. We need to see."

As it is difficult to see how Andronikou can offer any greater stability, Grant's exit appears inevitable.

He will leave the south coast a wiser, more rounded individual, having experienced life on both sides of the great Premier League divide following the season he spent at Chelsea.

"From the education side it has been good for me to experience both," he said. "Of course at Chelsea things are much easier. You can buy any player you want. You have the facilities.

"When you see the training ground at Portsmouth, you understand you need more than this. Now I know how to do things if the situation is really bad. But I prefer it to be for just one year. Not more."

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