Grant earmarked for Ghana job


Grant, who is the technical director for Thai club Tero Sasana, was shortlisted for the position along with former Italy midfielder Marco Tardelli, Spain’s Juan Ignacio Martínez and the German Bernd Schuster.

The 54-year-old Israeli also had spells in charge of Portsmouth and West Ham, while he resigned as the Partizan Belgrade manager in May 2012.

“The exec considered a report of the committee to appoint the new coach for Ghana,” Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi said. “It’s a very good job reviewing the applicants and two were considered exceptionally good.

“Our preference is Avram Grant and Martínez is our second choice. We have not reached agreement with him yet but it is left with some small details which will be sorted out soon.”

Kwesi Appiah vacated the post in September following the country's  poor World Cup campaign.