Avram's on a revenge mission

AVRAM GRANT will be looking to exact revenge on Manchester United this weekend when he returns to management as the new boss of Portsmouth. <br /><br />The former Chelsea chief was announced yesterday as the successor to Paul Hart, who was sacked by the Fratton Park club earlier this week. <br /><br />And the Israeli opens his account with a home clash with champions Manchester United &ndash; the team which cruelly denied him victory in a penalty shoot-out on his last game in charge at Chelsea in the 2008 Champions League final in Moscow.<br /><br />Grant, 54, returned to Pompey as director of football last month and now takes over a team languishing at the foot of the Premier League table with just seven points from 13 games.<br /><br />Chief executive officer Peter Storrie confirmed: &ldquo;Avram is a very experienced and respected manager who has managed at the highest level.<br /><br />&ldquo;The board believes he is the man to help steer the club out of the relegation zone.<br /><br />&ldquo;He knows the club, the players and the set-up at Fratton Park, so it was the logical move to make him the next manager, once the board had decided to relieve Paul Hart of the role.&rdquo;