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Benin snub Milovan Rajevac for coaching job, Serbian now in the clear to rejoin Black Stars for 2014 World Cup

Published on: 18 March 2014
Milovan Rajevac misses out on Benin coaching post

By Ameenu Shardow

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Benin have decided against appointing ex Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac and have rather handed the job to Frenchman Didier Olle-Nicolle – paving the way for the Serbian’s return to join the Black Stars’ backroom staff for the 2014 World Cup.

Rajevac, 60, has been contacted by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah over the possibility of joining his backroom staff for June’s World Cup in Brazil.

The Serbian tactician is rumoured to have pleaded for more time before opting to rejoin the Black Stars camp as he weighed his chances of becoming coach of Benin – incidentally being the preferred choice of authorities.

The exorbitant wage demands of Rajevac – having coached in the rich Gulf States after parting ways with Ghana in 2010 – however proved too costly for Benin to bear as they opted to appoint former Valenciennes and Nice coach Didier Olle-Nicolle.

Olle-Nicolle is tasked with qualifying Benin for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco and must first deal with the first and second preliminary knockout rounds of qualification.

This also means all impediments in the way of Milovan Rajevac’s return to the Black Stars team for the 2014 World Cup have been cleared as his hands are not tied with any job commitments.

Coach Kwesi Appiah must however first confirm his intention of bringing in his former boss for June’s World Cup assignments – a decision which will have to be ratified by the Ghana FA.

Rajevac led Ghana to an impressive quarter final finish at the last World Cup finals four years ago in South Africa while Appiah was his assistant.

The Serbian remains very popular amongst Ghana FA officials and some sections of the fans for his impressive work while he was coach of the Black Stars between 2008 to 2010.

Comments

  • Benito says:
    March 18, 2014 08:42 pm
    Please fellow commentator use some decorum in your comments,you cannot prove all the allegations you leveling against Milo ,if for nothing at all he led us to quarter finals,show some maturity on this website.
  • Ghanaman says:
    March 18, 2014 06:59 pm
    NO serious minded Ghanaian wants this fraud and criminal to come back to Ghana. Only FOOLS!!! How much is he paying you to write this trash... Maxwell Konadu knows everything he knows times 10... He is a useless coach...
  • Thegreatest says:
    March 18, 2014 07:50 pm
    Even snubbed by Benin? What then do we need him for?
  • Thegreatest says:
    March 18, 2014 07:51 pm
    He shared the money he exhorted from Ghana with NDC government
  • Ogya says:
    March 18, 2014 08:41 pm
    Ghanaman, you are unbelievable, your thought process is totally childish. When did Milovan become a fraud to Ghana? I bet your sorry ass ignorant sycophant was jumping up and down when he was coaching Ghana into the quarter finals during the last world cup. Your stupid and idiotic mentality that gives you no smarts allows you to open your fly filled mouth to spew dirt on people. No matter what his intentions are, any one or any other coach would have tried just as him to cash in on his achievement unless that coach was a moron like you. That is what capitalism is all about. Unfortunately for him it hasn't work but that does not make him a fraud. He has a family that he needs to feed just as you even profess to have one. I will advise you to think for once next time before you open that okra mouth of yours.
  • Ogya says:
    March 18, 2014 08:42 pm
    Ghanaman, you are unbelievable, your thought process is totally childish. When did Milovan become a fraud to Ghana? I bet your sorry ass ignorant sycophant was jumping up and down when he was coaching Ghana into the quarter finals during the last world cup. Your stupid and idiotic mentality that gives you no smarts allows you to open your fly filled mouth to spew dirt on people. No matter what his intentions are, any one or any other coach would have tried just as him to cash in on his achievement unless that coach was a moron like you. That is what capitalism is all about. Unfortunately for him it hasn’t work but that does not make him a fraud. He has a family that he needs to feed just as you even profess to have one. I will advise you to think for once next time before you open that okra mouth of yours.
  • Accra boy says:
    March 18, 2014 09:07 pm
    Ogya, I want to arrange a fight between you and Ghanaman at bukom square. Okay?.
  • selfmade says:
    March 18, 2014 09:09 pm
    Maybe is only ghana that he can coached!! His pathetic CV doesn't commiserate with his PACK THE BUS TACTICS!! This guy was paid by tax payers money but he wanted his native SERBIAN TO BEAT US IN THE WC and he show the whole world watching audience how much this black nation is USELESS by refusing to talk to his players after his country defeat and PUSHING HIS GHANAIAN ASSISTANT COACH AWAY!! If this is not disloyalty to his job then I wonder what it was!!
  • abu says:
    March 18, 2014 09:18 pm
    i have not see anything wrong with milo, and if kwasi want him to back him up why not after all he was kwasis boss and both of them did marvelously at 2010 WC at SA.
  • OGYA says:
    March 18, 2014 09:34 pm
    What a bunch of garbage. This forum has too many fat heads
  • selfmade says:
    March 18, 2014 09:35 pm
    This milo was sacked by Saudi Arabia, his contract terminated by Qatar, snubbed by egypt and now snubbed by Benin!! He just want to take the glory from our hardworking Ghanaian crew and market himself again!! He abandoned us when we were in a prime position to win our fifth afcon cup opting for a more lucrative contracts and what happened to him fellas!!???? We have to punish this dude for him to know that we are not any BLACK AFRICAN COUNTRY BUT RATHER A PROUD ONE INDEED!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 18, 2014 09:36 pm
    @ ogya... And u are absolutely one of them!! Stay the fuck off my posts!! Kwasia Toto!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 18, 2014 09:38 pm
    @ ogya.... Better say off my damn posts and if u have anything to say, better say it and clear your SHORTIE SELF FROM MY SIGHT!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 18, 2014 09:50 pm
    @ ogya... U been expressing tribal bigotry on this forum sometimes past and now u are here preaching virtue!! U should be ashamed of you fucking self calling other people names when u are nothing than TRIBALISTIC FOOL!! crawl back to your village and go do SOME COMMUNAL LABOUR KWASIAAAA!! WHO IS MORE FAT HEAD THAN A FOOL LIKE U WHO COME TO FOOTBALL FORUM TO TALK ABOUT TRIBALISM!! Kwasiaa tootooo!!
  • A concerned citizen says:
    March 18, 2014 10:06 pm
    Ogya let me tell Milo is not all that tactically good..One goal project coupled with defensive mindedness will spoil coach Appia's attacking game. What's more? He left us in the cold and refused to pick up his phone when G.F.A. called him.[Disrespectful]He preferred oil money and failed. Remember, he used to fight with the Black Stars players in the dressing room which is not good. He fields players who are off color like Prince Tagoe when in-form players protests he fires them.When Ghana scored Serbia he was not happy..Why? Today he is out of job so he pretends to humble himself[ False humility]. We have so many technical men in Ghana now...name them...
  • kwadman says:
    March 18, 2014 10:20 pm
    Didn't our own top Striker Gyan abandon sunderland a team that invested so much in him , to play in a part time league. If he would have scored that penalty would you have insulted Rajevic , i welcome him to the Ghana national team, his results speak for itself. This is business not personal , our defense is poruous and completly disorganized. We are yet to face quality strikers, The very benin that we beat with a weak squad under Rajevic , played like world class players with Kwasi Appiah coaching our team.
  • kwadman says:
    March 18, 2014 10:21 pm
    Didn't our own top Striker Gyan abandon sunderland a team that invested so much in him , to play in a part time league. If he would have scored that penalty would you have insulted Rajevic , i welcome him to the Ghana national team, his results speak for itself. This is business not personal , our defense is poruous and completly disorganized. We are yet to face quality strikers, The very benin that we beat with a weak squad under Rajevic , played like world class players with Kwasi Appiah coaching our team.
  • selfmade says:
    March 18, 2014 11:40 pm
    @ kwadman.... Milo was fired by Qatar because he lost against India and Vietnam of all countries so your analogy of AA struggling against Benin doesn't hold water!! Any team that milo beat with ghana, AA too has also annihilated them too with ghana!
  • oboynascodwe says:
    March 19, 2014 12:05 am
    I wonder if our journalists don't have anything better to write about. They seem to me like high school graduates.
  • benny says:
    March 19, 2014 05:49 am
    It's very daft fot AA to even contemplate Milo as an advisor.lf indeed he is that good,Egypt would have paid him any money for his services. Benin have rejected him, yet clueless AA wants him. If Milo is allowed near yhe Black stars, the GFA as well as AA should be charged for causing financial loss to the nation Sellas Tetteh, Maxwell K, Marcel, can do better than Milo. AA is visionless and a fool.If Ghana reaches Semi, every body will attribute the achievements to Milo and that is exactly what Milo is looking for Something to save his sorry C.V I don't know what AA long term plan is after coaching Ghana.This is perfect opportunity to chalk greater height elsewhere and yet AA is giving it all away to that serbian traitor. Lets not be deceived, any body coaching the B.S can be mistaken to be tactition until they are put in charge somewhere.What is coming of from A A"s so called visit to man city , Liverpool etc . typical timid mentality . AA can do without Milo l believe.
  • real sabacious says:
    March 19, 2014 07:37 am
    Lee jet addy, Adiyah ,massawudu Alhassan and prince touch go the woes Tagoe will be the happiest ppl in the second coming of milo simply because of the virtus connection. I'll be disappointed if Akwasi Appiah accept him back. In the game of football loy is very important,no wonder Wenger has shut the door on the return of Van persie to Arsenal.
  • keith from germany says:
    March 19, 2014 08:20 am
    @ real sabacious massawudu alhassen of latina in the serie b never played under milo. He rather played under goran stefanovic.
  • selfmade says:
    March 19, 2014 01:52 pm
    @ real sabacious... Now I ll agreed with u and this is the sabacious I want to see!! Bring milo back and his dubious virtus connections is back!!! Gfa wants milo back because they want their KICKBACKS from virtus!!
  • OGYA says:
    March 19, 2014 07:24 pm
    Selfmade!!! SAY IT LOUD........."I need to learn to write properly" Come on SAY IT LOUD........
  • OGYA says:
    March 19, 2014 07:24 pm
    Selfmade!!! SAY IT LOUD........."I need to learn to write properly" Come on SAY IT LOUD........
  • OGYA says:
    March 19, 2014 07:25 pm
    Selfmade!!! SAY IT LOUD........."I need to learn to write properly" Come on SAY IT LOUD........
  • OGYA says:
    March 19, 2014 07:26 pm
    Selfmade!!! SAY IT LOUD........."I need to learn to write properly" Come on SAY IT LOUD........ You are a lost cause. I don't believe common sense was made for you.
  • OGYA says:
    March 19, 2014 07:36 pm
    SelfMade!!! So your problem is pure sour grapes. Did Milo called the Black Stars, GFA, that he needed a job? No! IT was your own country coach that offered him a job. So you, a small peanut in a big pot of peanut butter soup, what can you do about it? Nothing, nothing at all, so stop wasting your time and eat your kenkey and fried fish, you feel better after all.
  • Jojo says:
    March 19, 2014 09:59 pm
    I just can not belive what you are people writing about?!!! Mind your business once again and leave this people to do their job as best as they can! All of you are entitled to know something, actually YOU have no clue! I believe that professionals know how to do their job the best they could, in this case, I would ask you not to put the comments that are not fitting for themselves, because the results which have been entered into the history tells everything about it. I'm sick of reading these stupid comments. Typical human affairs, when you suck you suck when you do something good for everyone you suck again, in any case you SUCK. Never good and never enough. This man has done something for this country and brought a large sum of money after World Cup! If he is a fraud, then I have nothing more to add except that I can tell all those who said something like this, You're an ordinary liars!!!! Shame on YOU!! So what he left Ghana!! does not mean that this man is the thief! Life goes on, and each man strives to fear the possibilities of success and each of US strives, so I do not know why is such a big deal, so much anger about whole this story? do not judge anyone, especially this man who has done a great thing for us and our country. He gave opportunity to some unknown players to play for World Cup where they became famous and celebrities and you still highlight the word thief???? Fraud of what? I think this coach has done an awesome job here and I admire him a lot. I wish him all the best and PRAY for him to find an awesome job where he will be appreciated and respected by the people because he deserves it... No more comments about all this creazy story, I am disgusted what I've read and still can not believe what is in the human brain...
  • borabora says:
    March 20, 2014 03:34 am
    DOYA IS A SOLUTION FOR GHANA
  • borabora says:
    March 20, 2014 03:35 am
    ONLY DOYA CAN HELPYOU