Former Ghana coach Avram Grant is set to end his tenure as coach of NorthEast United following their 1-0 defeat to ATK in the Indian Super League on Sunday.
Grant joined Indian Super League side NorthEast United FC as a technical advisor in January 4, 2018 and later became the head coach.
Under the experienced tactician, NorthEast won their first home match of the season, thus, ending their losing streak.
However, with the last game to end the season, NorthEast United were humbled 1-0 by ATK courtesy Robbie Keane’s 10th minute strike to ensure the 63-year-old’s men finished bottom of the standings with 11 points after 18 games.
The former Chelsea coach admitted that he had taken over the club under difficult circumstances but wanted to finish on a high.
When asked if he would consider extending his stay in India beyond the 2017-18 season, Grant refused to commit to anything just yet.
“Nothing in football is a surprise as I said to the first question. I don’t like to speak about the future in football because you never knew what is the future. Sometimes you sign a contract for four years and don’t stay and the club I did stay for four years had me signing a new contract every season,” he stated.
“It was a good experience for me – Indian football. Many good things, many things that needed to be felt. I am happy that I have made a very small part in this development. I want to see Indian football developing. I don’t know what will happen. What I can say for my club is that there is a lot of passion from the owners. Putting money from your private pockets is not as easy job,” Grant went on to add.
He added, “I came here when he (John Abraham) asked me to come. It was part of building things for the future. What we are doing now because we know we are not in a good situation now is to build good things for the future.”
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