BREAKING: Milovan Rajevac to be named new Ghana coach – Citi Sports sources

Thursday 11th September , 2014 7:08 pm
Milo has been in town for several days.
Milo has been in town for several days.

The Ghana FA have today agreed to make Milovan Rajevac the new Black Stars coach following an interview earlier.

Citi Sports understands that Kwesi Appiah is done as the coach of Ghana and a severance package will be held by the end of the weekend.

The former Black Stars coach touched down in Accra on Monday in what he thought was a quiet entry, but he was caught by journalists.

Citi Sports understands that the 60-year old had an interview with the Ghana FA on Thursday.

Following a dismal World Cup, the plan was to get a technical adviser for Kwesi Appiah, who then chose veteran local coach Ben Koufie.

The choice was rebuffed by the three-man committee setup to do the job, who then went about looking for another choice.

Milovan’s coming sends clear signals that key people within the FA are paving the way for him, despite the initial plan being for him to be a technical adviser, if at all.

Change of plans

Citi Sports had reported on Tuesday that if Appiah lost against Togo, Rajevac could be named coach before the week ends.

But the GFA are said to have moved up the decision even after Appiah commandeered a resilient 3-2 win against Togo on Wednesday.

The FA are aware of Milovan’s popularity despite the abrupt way he left Ghana following his historic leadership of the team to the last eight of the 2010 World Cup.

He also led Ghana to a final place in the 2010 African Cup and, a year before, another final place finish of the nation’s CHAN team.

Rajevac has since insisted that he only left the job because a deal to renew a contract was not handled by the FA well.

Writing on the wall

The GFA, in August, set up a three-man committee to appoint a technical adviser for the Black Stars.

Citi Sports had earlier revealed that the Serbian, who was one of three names being considered, was favourite to land the job.

He told GNA Sports earlier this week: “I cannot wait to join the family again. I am very excited to be back here; my second home. It is always relaxing and I love it here.”

Kwesi Appiah who has previously stated that he has not considered resigning from his position,  

More to follow.

By Gary Al-Smith/Citifmonline.com