Nyantakyi: Is up to Grant to extend contract or not

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi says Black Stars coach Avram Grant has the right to extend his two-year contract which expires after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations or opt for fresh challenge elsewhere.

Grant, 61, hinted in an interview last week with Israeli radio station 102FM that he misses coaching at club level and could land a job in England at the end of his contract with Ghana.

“It is his right to say he will not continue [after his contract expires in February 2016],” Nyantakyi told Starr FM.

“No employer can force an employee to work but all the same Grant is under contract. It is therefore premature to discuss his contract extension,” he added.

The coach will return to the country next month after he sought for permission to monitor Ghanaian players in Europe during the final lap of the season.

He is expected to meet with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Teye Partey and Athletic Bilbao’s Inaki Williams as well as Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah over nationality switch.

Grant guided Ghana to finish second against Cote D’Ivoire at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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