Last Updated: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:39
Avram Grant has ruled out the possibility of returning to Chelsea to replace or work alongside under-fire interim boss Rafa Benitez.
Benitez has been under-fire from the fans ever since replacing Roberto Di Matteo and results on the pitch have not helped as Chelsea have picked up just two points from nine in the Premier League and have scored just the one goal.
There have been suggestions that Grant, who still has close ties with Roman Abramovich, could return to Stamford Bridge in some form, but this has been denied by the Israeli.
"Nobody from Chelsea has offered me this job," Grant told BBC Radio 5 Live. "I heard a rumour but I think this is not what's important. What's important is Chelsea have a manager and the club need to support him and not look for any other things."
When quizzed over whether he would consider returning if asked, he added: "I don't think it's the right idea for the moment. I don't like to speak about myself now because I have other things to do at this stage.
"I think Benitez is a very experienced coach and manager and I don't think a few weeks after they give him the job he will leave and I don't think it will be right.
"He needs to use all experience to take the club in a different direction and they need to do everything to support him and not to look around."
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