Ex Chelsea boss Avram Grant honoured to be handed Ghana job

Avram Grant says it is an honour to be made coach of Ghana following the GFA’s decision to hand the vacant job to the ex Chelsea boss.

The 54-year-old will be the next coach of the Black Stars once he agrees to personal terms and the finer details of a two-year contract.

The decision to hand the Israeli the job was made by the Ghana FA’s Executive Committee on Friday following a report tabled by sub-committee charged to search for the new Ghana coach.

Grant was adjudged to have impressed the most amongst the three who were interviewed for the vacant job.

The GFA has put Juan Ignacio Jiminenz on stand-by once an agreement is not reached with the preferred choice – Avram Grant.

The former Chelsea coach who can’t wait to get started says he is honoured to be given the his job on the African continent.

“It is a great honour to be given the nod to handle arguably the best soccer nation on the continent,” Grant told Footballmadeinghana.

“I am very delighted with this opportunity and I will do my best to move the Black Stars forward.

“I already know and monitor almost all the Ghanaian players playing abroad and I also know some of them playing in the local league so it will never be a problem.”

Grant will be the substantive replacement for Kwesi Appiah who was fired back in September.

Maxwell Konadu – the substantive assistant coach of the side – has been acting as interim head coach as the GFA nears the completion of a substantive.

Grant will thus lead the Black Stars to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations all things being equal.

Amongst some of his tentative job expectation will be to lead the side to their first ever Nations Cup success since 1982.