Chelsea fires Avram Grant 3 days after losing to Manchester United

Chelsea has fired manager Avram Grant on Saturday, three days after the club's loss to Manchester United in the Champions League final. The Israeli coach's position had been subject to speculation all season even though he guided the Blues to second place in the Premier League, but Wednesday's defeat on penalty kicks to United in Moscow seems to have settled his fate. Chelsea terminated his contract following two days of discussions and said it would now try to identify a successor.