Avram Grant on Ghana short list

Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant is on a short list to take over the reins of the Ghana national team along with Patrick Kluivert.

Ghana's Football Association is looking for a replacement for Kwesi Appiah and ex-Chelsea manager Avram Grant is amongst the favourites.

Appiah was sacked after a poor showing at the World Cup where the African side managed to pick up one solitary point.

There are now five candidates on a short list who may take over the role but Grant and Patrick Kluivert are said to be the frontrunners.

Grant appears to have the best track record of any of the possible choices having won titles in Israel and Serbia and spending an eventful time at Chelsea.

The 59-year-old was within a penalty shootout of winning the Champions League with Chelsea in 2008, losing to Manchester United. He also managed West Ham and Portsmouth.

Michel Pont, Juan Ignacio Jimenez and ex-Egypt boss Marco Tardelli are also in contention for the Ghana position, but they are probably outsiders.

"Pont, Kluivert and Tardelli will arrive in Accra to be interviewed on 17th October," the GFA announced in a statement.

"Grant and Jimenez will be interviewed on 18th October. Meanwhile two coaches have been placed on standby in the event one or some of the above listed are not readily available.

"The two coaches on the standby list are Bernd Schuster and Ricardo Gareca."

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