Avram Grant is reportedly planning to leave the role as the Ghana national team coach once his contract ends after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ghana manager Avram Grant says that he should receive a lot of credit for rebuilding the national team in a short span of time.
The former Chelsea manager took over as the national team boss of the African nation after the World Cup 2014, which had just ended as a major disaster. Grant has done reasonably well at his previous clubs like Chelsea, Portsmouth, and West Ham. However, the 61-year-old feels that he has never received proper credit for the work.
Ghana have been in fine form since Avram Grant became the manager in 2014.
However, the national team has been involved in a number of draws over the last few games and this has not been good enough for the temperament of Grant. The former Chelsea boss claimed that his team were looking for a win but were disappointed to get only a 0-0 draw against Mozambique in the Africa cup of nations qualifiers. Even though Ghana remain in a strong position for qualification, a victory would have put them beyond the reach of teams like Mauritius and Rwanda.
The Ghana association is not too amused by the fact that the head coach of the senior team, Avram Grant, is not monitoring the games of country’s top flight domestic competition and is instead focussing on his media assignments in England.
According to one of the senior officials of the association, it has been strictly conveyed to Grant that he is being expected to come back as soon as possible.
Avram Grant is the head coach of the Ghana national football team and he has his work cut out for him as there are a number of important games that are lying ahead of him and of his team which will be decisive in whether or not the Ghana national side is able to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ghana’s national team boss Avram Grant believes that the media are not helping Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho with their numerous stories about being poor.
Greek club Panathinaikos have made a good start to the campaign and are only three points behind table leaders Olympiakos Piraeus.
Ghana’s national team coach Avram Grant says that the national team is extremely lucky to have a player like Daniel Amartey. The young defender has recently shone during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
One of the primary reasons forAmartey impressing everyone is his versatile nature according to Grant. The recent African nations cup qualifier against Mauritius witnessedAmartey being utilised in a right back position instead of his preferred centre back position. However, many were left impressed with the wayAmartey adapted to this new way of playing.
Ghana lost to Ivory Coast in the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations during a penalty shoot-out which resulted with a scoreboard of 8-9.
Even though his team lost, Avram Grant stated that he was happy to see his team performing the way they did during the tournament and it was actually the better squad which lost.
The former Chelsea manager Avram Grant said: "We did great things and I'm happy with my team but with penalties, these things happen. We were the better side tonight, but we lost. However, we can be proud of ourselves."
Avram Grant has revealed that Ghana captainAsamoah Gyan is one of the greatest players he has worked with. The former Chelsea manager recently took over as the manager of Ghana after a dismal World Cup 2014.
His first task will be to get Ghana back to the glory days by doing well at the Africa Cup of Nations 2015. Ghana have certainly began their attempts to win this competition by beating Algeria in the second group match. Algeria were seen as one of favourites for the title after having been one of the strongest African teams in the last two years.