James happy with Grant return

The Israeli tactician was appointed as Portsmouth’s new director of football on Tuesday.

Grant held a similar post at Fratton Park between June 2006 and July 2007.

“I love Avram, genuinely. What a great guy,” James told Sky Sports News.

“When I joined the club he was there and he was very active in a lot of the preparation for games.

“He is a very wise man. His football knowledge is extensive and on top of that he is a good bloke, so it’s a good move.”