Ghana to be more attacking under Avram Grant

Avram Grant says he wants to return the Black Stars to the height of attacking football as part of his coaching philosophy.

The former Chelsea boss assumed reigns as the new coach of the Black Stars on Monday having signed a 27-month contract with the Ghana FA.

Grant’s appointment comes in the wake of heated criticism of the team following the side’s dismal showing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Black Stars’ play have in recent years been mainly built around a solid defensive unit under previous coaches – especially during the time of the Serbians.

But the 59-year-old says he wants to revive the full attacking flare Ghana is noted for without losing sight of the need to have a strong rear.

“I believe in good football and that means to have players with good technique,” he said.

“But then you need a balance between attack and defence.

“You need the quality and of course the quality is here.

“My philosophy is first attacking and after that, everybody needs to do his job [defensively].”

Grant becomes the substantive replacement of Kwesi Appiah who was fired back in September.

His immediate task will be to lead Ghana to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations where he is expected to ‘do well’.