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REVEALED: Kwesi Appiah’s choice for Black Stars technical adviser job is Milovan Rajevac

Published on: 26 August 2014
Milovan Rajevac will be Ghana's new technical adviser all things being equal

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah after proposing the appointment of either Milovan Rajevac or Flemming Serritslev as the technical adviser for the Black Stars, told the search committee his preference lies with the Serbian trainer, can confirm.

The 54-year-old’s initial preference – Ben Koufie – was flatly rejected by the three-man search committee primarily due to his old age.

Appiah was afterwards offered four candidates – all expatriate coaches – to make a choice from.

He returned a day later and said his decision was down to two – Rajevac and Serritslev – but then he preferred the appointment of Rajevac due to their past relationship while both worked with the national team.

Appiah worked as an assistant coach during his time as head coach of Ghana between 2008 and 2010.

The duo formed an effective pair to guide Ghana to the finals of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola where Ghana lost to Egypt by a lone goal and then came within a whisker of becoming the first African side to make it through to the semi finals of a World Cup months later in South Africa.

Milovan Rajevac coached Ghana at the 2010 World Cup when Kwesi Appiah was his assistant

Appiah explained to the search committee, his maintained good relations with Milovan Rajevac makes him the preferred choice of Serritslev who he barely knows.

The Danish coach however remains an option if Rajevac proves to be an expensive bargain.

The former Vojvodina and Borac Cacak coach’s wage demands has shot up tremendously since leaving the Black Stars to land a highly lucrative deal with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli.

He experienced a further increase in his wages when he was appointed head coach of Qatar a year later.

But the difference here will be the lessened magnitude of his work as a technical adviser as compared to when he is the head coach.

The three-man search committee have already initiated talks with Rajevac over his wage expectations and once an agreement is struck, he will be named the new technical adviser of the Black Stars per the preference of coach Kwesi Appiah.

The only thing that will prevent his appointment is if Ghana is unable to meet his financial demands. At that point, the opportunity pendulum will swing in the direction of Dane Flemming Serritslev.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • zaid says:
    August 26, 2014 11:11 am
    thank God incompetent Appiah is getting sacked gradually
  • Barnabas Senyo says:
    August 26, 2014 01:16 pm
    Why throw dust into the eyes of the public? The incompetent Appiah went for an eighty year old man. This one is being forced on him since he himself knows nothing.
  • Jeslord says:
    August 26, 2014 01:45 pm
    Seriously Kwesi Appiah's choice is not dat bad but per the Cv's of both coaches flemming is far ahead, though past relations are worth maintaining but new ones can be built. flemming has worked for Uefa as instructor and experience Euro 's and the world cup. He is very good with the English language, it place him ahead to be a good adviser. So I ask is Milo bringing his interpreter to advice Kwesi Appiah, meaning we are to pay 4 people to coach the stars, infact what a wooow. let me remind Ghanaians second coming of these coaches often end up in disaster. Let play our cards well if we want to succeed.
  • Rasheed says:
    August 26, 2014 01:49 pm
    Appiah,they are gradually and indirectly forcing you to resign,because you have to be assistant to Milo,clueless Appiah.
  • ekow says:
    August 26, 2014 03:00 pm
    I guess our soccer cadres re toying with ghanaians,i just dont get it.why should we all sit down n ve nyantakyi n his team hold de country to ransom,cant we learn 4 once,or is it dat dey re square pegs,why?appiah completely lacks de mastery of coaching,so if u want a new coach i believe we look at a system like de german machine n engage de services of a student of their system.pls lets be serious as a country.
  • sterlingz says:
    August 26, 2014 04:49 pm
    I dont like second coming of coaches...the likes of Burkhard ziese..and all former returnees shows there is trouble looming