By Chris Wright
West Ham have confirmed that they have installed Avram Grant as their new manager.
Grant has signed a four-year contract to become Gianfranco Zola‘s successor at Upton Park, after the Italian was dismissed 23 days ago following the Hammer’s season-long flirtation with relegation from the Premier League last season.
The Israeli coach told the official West Ham website;
“I’m proud and honoured to be the manager of West Ham. It’s an exciting challenge and I’m ready to do my best.”
It is thought that there may still be some work-permit formalities to finalise before Grant can officially take charge at the club, but that they should be sorted within the next few days.