Avram Grant to Swansea: Former Chelsea boss wanted by Swans – reports

The 60-year-old is currently Ghana boss after spells with Chelsea, Portsmouth and West Ham

Avram Grant, the former Chelsea, Portsmouth and West Ham manager currently in charge of Ghana, is reportedly a target for managerless Swansea City.

The struggling Premier League side sacked Garry Monk following the 3-0 defeat to Leicester City – a result which saw them fall to within one point of the relegation zone.

Brendan Rodgers, Mark Warburton and Pep Clotet were among the early contenders but, according to reports by Sky Sports on Thursday afternoon, they have turned their attention to Grant.

The 60-year-old has been out of work since managing Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2014 but has acumen in English football after replacing Jose Mourinho at Chelsea in 2007.

Leading the Blues to the Champions League final, which was ultimately lost on penalties to Manchester United, Grant also lost out to Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup at Wembley.

Like at Stamford Bridge, the Israeli made the transition from director of football to manager at Portsmouth a year later where he left empty-handed from another final, in the FA Cup, with the administration-hit south coast outfit.

Immediately taking over at West Ham, following Pompey’s relegation, Grant won more cup fixtures than in the league along the way towards relegation to the Championship.

A short spell at Partizan Belgrade soon followed before being a beaten finalist again with Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations. He started his career at Hapoel Petah Tikva in 1986 before two stints with Maccabi Tel Aviv and stays at Hapoel Haifa, Maccabi Haifa.