Avram Grant In For Talks Today

TALKS are expected to be held with would-be coach, Avram Grant, today over the issues standing between the Israeli and a new job as Ghana coach.

The Ghana Football Association says Grant will be handed a two-year contract as the new Ghana coach pending an agreement on the financial terms of his contract and other rules of engagement.

“We’re going to engage Grant on the details of the job requirement and expectations which will span from remuneration, conditions of service and others,” Nyantakyi added. “We are going to re-negotiate effectively. We know his salary expectation but we’d like to see if we can beat it down further.”

Meanwhile, Black Stars’ captain Asamoah Gyan welcomes Avram Grant’s imminent appointment as new Black Stars coach and says he cannot wait to start working with the ex-Chelsea boss.

Grant is the preferred choice for the vacant job subject to an agreement on the finer details of a two-year contract.

The 54-year-old emerged favourite for the job after impressing during his interview with the Ghana FA, conducted last month.

All things being equal, Grant, who has coached Portsmouth and West Ham will be appointed the substantive replacement of Kwesi Appiah.

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan is delighted with the GFA’s choice to appoint the renowned trainer and is buzzing ahead of his first meeting with the Israeli.

“He’s coached one of the best teams in the World before, everybody knows him on the world scene,” Gyan said.

“We just can’t wait for our first training with him. I am sure we will abide by his tactics.

“Everything he brings on board, we will make sure we abide by it.

“We are working for the nation and he is going to be our boss so we have to listen to him.

“He is going to be our coach and we welcome him to Ghana as a new coach of the Black Stars.”

Grant will take over the team from interim head coach Maxwell Konadu after the final round of qualifiers of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations once an agreement is reached.

Juan Ignacio Jiminenz is the next in line to take up the job if the GFA fails to reach an agreement with Avram Grant.

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