Former Chelsea striker Claudio Pizarro was asked this week about the ‘worst’ coach he’s had in his career, and the answer was someone he worked with at the Blues.
The 42-year-old was interviewed live on Instagram by Peruvian journalist Renato Cisneros, and didn’t try and dodge the controversial question.
Pizarro went straight to Avram Grant, whom he doesn’t seem to have anything against, but claims he expected more from the manager.
“I have always said I learned a lot from all my coaches. Of the majority, one is learning new things,” said Pizarro (via America TV).
“Mourinho took me to Chelsea and after three months he leaves. There was a coach named Avram Grant, he was an Israeli. Very nice, but unfortunately, as a coach, he did not measure up.”
Pizarro lined up in Chelsea’s squad that season, and claimed that due to their quality, he thought they’d ‘win everything he could in his career’.
However, the problem was they ‘ended up in second’ in most tournaments, but maintains they was the best team he played for.
Pizarro joined Chelsea on a move from Bayer Munich in 2007, and only stayed there for one season, the one they reached the Champions League final, before being later loaned to Werder Bremen in 2008, who made his transfer permanent in 2009.
Avram Grant took charge of Chelsea in September 2007 and stayed until the end of the season, when they lost the Champions League final to Manchester United on penalties in Moscow.
He left the club with 36 wins in 54 games.