David Gold has told Blowing Bubbles that when interviewing for a manager to replace Gianfranco Zola in 2010, Avram Grant was the right choice.
Looking back on nearly ten years at the helm, Gold discussed managers they have worked with in that time and revealed how Grant convinced the panel that he was the right man for the vacancy.
Gold told Blowing Bubbles: ‘…I promise you, if you were in the interview with Avram Grant, you would have employed him.
‘His enthusiasm, his charm, his footballing knowledge, his connections, everything about him was perfect during our interviews with him and at that time we thought he was the best man for the job.
‘But it didn’t work. Sometimes you get these things, sometimes you do your due diligence and sometimes you get them wrong and you’re surprised but OK, we moved on.’