The Ghana Football Association has settled on former Chelsea manager Avram Grant as the next Black Stars coach.
According to the west African nation’s football governing body, the Israeli will succeed Kwesi Appiah if he can reach a financial agreement.
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi said at a press conference Friday that the former Maccabi Tel Aviv and West Ham United manager stood out among the final candidates – a shortlist which included Michel Pont, Juan Ignacio Jimenez, Patrick Kluivert and Marco Tardelli.
However, Nyantakyi said that if Grant – who is scheduled to be unveiled next week – fails to agree on the financial terms, Juan Jimenez will be the next coach of the four-time African champions.
“Our preference is Avram Grant and Jimenez is our second choice. We have not reached agreement with him yet but we’re left with some small details which will be sorted out soon,” Nyantakyi said.
After an interview in October, the FA said Grant impressed them with his plans for the African side coupled with his strong record. He is expected in Ghana in a few days’ time to finalise the deal.