Bafana Bafana’s World Cup qualifying opponents Ghana are set to hire new coach Milovan Rajevac on a huge salary of over half a million rand per month.
Rajevac is already back in Ghana and will take over with the prime target of qualification for next year's World Cup finals in Qatar from a group featuring Bafana Bafana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe who have also made coaching changes in recent days.
In returning to take The Black Stars job, the Serbian will earn USD45 000 (approximately R665 000) every month as per reports from Ghana.
The two-year deal for Rajevac is performance based.
His appointment has been approved by the Sports Ministry following meets with the Ghana FA.
Rajevac’s predecessor Charles Kwablah Akonnor earned USD25 000 (approximately R370 000) in the same job for which Avram Grant was paid double when he was in charge between 2015-17.
Earnings of local coaches are always dwarfed by those of expatriate gaffers on the continent which has always created debate and tension over issues related to respect and appreciation.
The veteran Serbian will be provided with further perks in his package and his immediate task will be two games against The Warriors next month.
The 67-year-old was the coach during Ghana’s famous World Cup run at the 2010 World Cup where they reached the last eight.
Bafana coach Hugo Broos is amongst the better earners on the continent along with Carlos Queiroz of Egypt who sits on the top of the list.
Rajevac is miles ahead of what Croatian coach Zdravko Logarusic was earning as Zimbabwe coach where he was on USD7800 (approximately R115 000) per month.
However, following his sacking Rajevac is walking away with over USD200 000 (approximately R3 million) despite winning just a single game in 14.
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