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Ben Haim adds to pressure on troubled Grant

Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim has claimed he would never have joined the club had he known Jose Mourinho would be replaced as manager by Avram Grant so soon after his arrival, and went on to say that 'nothing good would come with Grant as Chelsea coach'.

The Israeli had been a target of the former Blues boss for some time and, having failed to secure a move from Bolton in the January transfer window, Ben Haim moved to Stamford Bridge last June.

However, within three months the man who had persuaded him to leave the north west for London had departed Chelsea.

Ben Haim has played just six matches since the turn of the year - just two of those in the league - and has not featured since an FA Cup match against Huddersfield in mid-February.

'Jose Mourinho is the reason I came to Chelsea and if I knew Avram Grant was going to be the coach then I would have signed for another club,' Ben Haim told The Sun.

'It was Jose who brought me here and no one except he and I know the conversation we had when he tried to sign me the first time a year ago last January.

'The fact is while Jose was the coach I played most of the games and people who know me know that I would not have come here to be a reserve.

'I knew that nothing good would come with Grant as Chelsea coach.'