Ex-Chelsea boss in line to take Ghana role

Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant is reportedly close to becoming the new coach of the Ghana national side, although negotiations are still ongoing.

Grant, who has also managed Portsmouth and West Ham, is currently the technical director for Thai club Tero Sasana after resigning as the Partizan Belgrade manager in May 2012.

The 54 year-old was part of a five-man shortlist to take over as coach of the Black Stars, with the other candidates including former Italy midfielder Marco Tardelli, Spain’s Juan Ignacio Martínez and the German Bernd Schuster.

Grant is believed to be the Ghana Football Association’s preferred choice, although a concrete deal has yet to be reached with the 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists.

“The exec considered a report of the committee to appoint the new coach for Ghana,” GFA president Kwesi iNyantakyi said.

“It’s a very good job reviewing the applicants and two were considered exceptionally good.

“Our preference is Avram Grant and Martínez is our second choice. We have not reached agreement with him yet but it is left with some small details which will be sorted out soon.”

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