Ghana manager Avram Grant ends mission with Black Stars
Ghana national team coach Avram Grant has stood down from his job as his team was knocked out of the 2017 African Cup of Nations semi-finals.
Grant failed to defeat Cameroon in the semi-finals and then finished in fourth place after losing to Burkina Faso.
The former Chelsea and Portsmouth manager said before that he will be speaking with the Ghana Football Association as the team was eliminated from the AFCON and because his contract will end in a few weeks. Grant decided to quit after two years leading the Black Stars.
“After an extremely amicable meeting with the president of Ghana FA, and following more than two successful years in charge of the national team, I’ve informed Mr Nyantakyi that time is right for me to move on to a new challenge and I thank him for the opportunity,” Grant said.
The 62-year-old managed to reach the 2015 AFCON final which they lost to Ivory Coast on penalties.
“I’ve hugely enjoyed my time in Ghana taking over after the disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign and rebuilding the squad to reach the final in the African Cup of Nations for only the second time in 23 years, and also the semi-final of this year’s competition,” he added.
The Israeli manager thanked the players for their efforts and the team’s fans for their support “The passion and loyalty of the supporters is something I’ll always remember.”
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