Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac finally signs new deal

Published on: 30 August 2010

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has finally signed his new contract to lead the Black Stars to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The Serbian manager sealed the deal over the weekend after he reached an agreement with the Ghana Football Association over the terms of his contract.

Rajevac, who led the West Africans to the quarter finals of the World Cup for the first time, signed a four-year contract.

"Coach Milovan Rajevac has signed the four-year deal and sent it to the GFA. Both sides are fully satisfied," a source within the Ghana FA told Ghanasoccernet.com.

This ends weeks of negotiations over a new deal for Rajevac as the two sides were locked in negotiations over the terms of the deal.

His first task under this new deal is to play Swaziland on 5th September in the 2012 African Cup of Nations.

Rajevac’s contract ended three weeks ago but the mutual trust between the Serbian and the Ghana authorities ensured that he stayed on despite offers from some clubs and countries.

This comes despite his native Serbia offering him by far more than what he negotiated with the Ghana FA. Saudi Arabian side Al Ahli also made a huge offer to Rajevac with a similar offer also coming from Al Sadd of Qatar in their bid to woe the Serbian away.

The Serbian rejected the offers insisting he wants to stay on as Ghana coach and now he has signed the deal.

The new deal will end after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and his mandate is to help the Black Stars qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations and 2013 African Cup of Nations and excel in those tournaments.

The Black Stars must also qualify for the 2014 World Cup and at least reach the semi finals of the tournament in Brazil.

Rajevac has been in charge of Ghana for two years and in that period has taken the local Black Stars to the finals of the Championships of African Nations, the finals of the Nations Cup and the quarter finals of the World Cup.

Comments

  • lyrikx
    says: 9 years ago
    Nice deal, Good luck Milo, I am sure you can win cups this time around, I believe in you. Good luck
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    The serbian trainer was never offer a job from serbia,Qatar or saudi arabia it was all fabrication by his agent to get a raise for the serbian trainer.How much is his interptreter is getting paid?.And much is KWASI APPIAH getting paid? We dont know yet.Why is GFA taking care of the white man b4 the blackman?. This is bad deal for Ghana.From wat we no MILO is getting $66 thousand dollars a month plus free accomodation,transportation and free servant. MILO mandate:GFA want milo to take the Black Stars to the 2012 African Cup of Nations and 2013 African Cup of Nations.The Black Stars must also qualify for the 2014 World Cup and at least reach the semi finals of the tournament in Brazil.So Ghana just want to qualify and reach finals at 2012 African Cup of Nations and 2013 African and semi final at Brazil how about winning the ultimate.So wat will happen to milo if he fail this mandate?.We wanna no how the FIRING CLAUSE state.IF U INSULT ME I WILL HIT U BAK.
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    4 sure the fool soldiers will be happy to hear this news.
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    i got nothing against him been as the coach of the STARS though i dont fancy him but for the sake of continuality,i think it make sense to maintain him but 4yrs is too much for my view.my only problem is,will he work on his tactics and varies his substitutions and selections?when is he going to call players purely on merit and do away from the influence of imposing players of virtus international on the team.wishing him all the best in the next 4yrs.
  • Dosty
    says: 9 years ago
    Saba, pls dont poullute the English language. There's no word like CONTINUALITY.
  • Nii Milosovich
    says: 9 years ago
    BRAINLESS COACH.....BRAINLESS GFA!!!!!!!
  • OK
    says: 9 years ago
    Milo is okey for Ghana Black Stars, After all Ghana has a good name all over the world football now since he took over as the Ghana coach. We must also know that change of coaches every season brings no success.
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    HAHAHAHAH BRO DOSTY,I HOPE U DID GET INTEND TO SAY,ANYWAY I MEAN CONTINUITY.
  • HOLY SPIRIT
    says: 9 years ago
    We thank thee O Lord that coach Milo has finally put pen to paper. I am sure all Ghanaians who are not mentally backward or retarded will be grateful. This will put an end to the HATE CAMPAIGN being perpetrated by the LIVING ROOM GUTTER-GUTTER coaches. May all coach Milo's enemies be put to shame forever and their hatred backfire on them for an eternity. LONG LIVE COACH MILO! LONG LIVE THE BLACK STARS! AND LONG LIVE GHANA.
  • Don carlos
    says: 9 years ago
    Dosty, pls football is not about grammer or good english. pls check ur self. please spell 'POLUTE' Saba, pls enjoy urself na english no be our moda tongue now.
  • TRUE JUSTICE
    says: 9 years ago
    YAW 419 AND HIS FELLOW RACIST BIGOTS MUST BE SUFFERING. AND MR 419 DON'T BRING YOUR LIES AND SMEARS HERE. YOU HATE THE COACH SO MUCH YOU WILL SAY ANYTHING TO DISCREDIT HIM. DO YOU THINK ANYBODY BELIEVES WHAT YOU SAY? YOU AND YOUR FELLOW DIMWITS OPERATING ON THIS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN RESORTING TO LIES AND DISINFORMATION IN AN ATTEMPT TO MISLEAD GHANAIANS. REMEMBER WHAT U SAID ABOUT YAW ANTWI? WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THAT. YOU CAN CONTINUE TO RANT AND RAVE LIKE A LUNATIC. MILO WILL STILL BE IN CHARGE. SO YOU AND YOUR OTHER HALF-BREEDS WILL CONTINUE TO SUFFER FOR 4 MORE YEARS.
  • siddik
    says: 9 years ago
    with the players like jordan and andre ayew, boateng , gyan , asamoah, osei, adiyiah, mensah, and inkoom ghana should be able to qualify for brazil 2014 under coach Rajevac
  • NO NONSENSE
    says: 9 years ago
    Alhaji Siddik you are absolutely spot on. It appears you are more in tuned with the technical aspects of football. Those players you have mentioned are going to form the core of the Black Stars by 2012. Not forgetting of course Lenny Sowah, Emmanuel Frimpong, Boakye Yiadom, Mahmtma Otto, Opoku Acheampong, Ekow Benson Isaac Donkor and Ebo Andoh. And with the technical brains of coach Milo, the future indeed looks bright for Ghana. What we must do is give the team all the support while being wary of the HOME-MADE COACHES whose lot is to distract the coach from doing his duty with their malicious destructive attacks. God Bless Coach Milo and The Mighty Black Stars.
  • Ceefas
    says: 9 years ago
    Yaw, I do agree with you that Milo was not offered any fantastic deals from other countries. Those stories were cooked as a public relation moves to pursued GFA to for a better deal, on the pretence that if the GFA don't he will go elsewhere. But the truth is the only place he could have gone was Qatar, where nobody would have heard of him again. Milo needs the Black Stars more than the Black Stars need him. No body knew him until the Black Stars took him to Angola and the world cup in SA.
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    Please reaching the semi-finals of the WC in Brazil 2014 is not our main target ooo.Plz we wanna win the ultimate,we wanna make history by becoming the first African team to win the WC.Why cant we believe in our selves?GFA sit up!
  • JOE ATISO
    says: 9 years ago
    I'VE NO FAITH IN THIS COACH TAKING GHANA TO HIGHER HEIGHTS. COACH MILO IS FEEDING ON OUR TALENTED PLAYERS DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED AND NOT HIS ABILITY AS A SUCCESSFUL COACH.COACH MILO'S SUCCESS STORY IS COMPARABLE TO THE CHICAGO BULLS OF THE 90'S WITH MICHAEL JORDAN SCOTTIE PIPPEN, ARMSTRONG AND DENIS RODMAN. THIS CHICAGO BULLS TEAM COULD HAVE WON WITHOUT THE SERVICES OF A COACH SINCE THEY WERE TALENTED, DETERMINED AND GLUED TOGETHER TO SUCCEED.OUR NATIONAL TEAM HAS GONE THROUGH ENOUGH TRANSFORMATION FROM 2006 TILL PRESENT AND ARE POISED TO EXCEL WITH LITTLE GUIDANCE THAT THIS COACH MILO IS LACKING. THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES AND SUPPORT THAT THIS COACH IS RECEIVING IS NOT REFLECTED IN THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE BLACK STARS. AS A RESULT, THIS COACH SHOULD HAVE BEEN SHOWN THE EXIT. KWASI NYATANKYI'S GFA SWEET HEART DEALS WITH THIS SERBIAN COACH IS INDEED DISTURBING.GHANA, WHY DO WE ALWAYS HAVE TO SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST?
  • Experience coach
    says: 9 years ago
    Joe Atiso, thank you for your comment. You are 100% right! Ghana does not need Milo's services. They should have gone in for Leroy or try Coach Tetteh, who has made a mark for the country already. I THINK IT IS ABOUT TIME THE GFA HAS TO BE RESHUFFLED: NANTAKYI MUST LEAVE THAT OFFICE!!! AND MILO MUST WIN MORE GAMES THAN LOOSING - OR ELSE, HE WILL BE SENT AWAY. THERE SHOULD BE SOME SORT OF TERMS IN HIS DEAL STATING WHAT MAY OCCUR IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE OR SUCCESS. FOR REAL FOR REAL, I DO NOT HAVE FAITH IN THIS COACH AT ALL. WITH GHANA'S CROP OF PLAYERS, WE SHOULD HAVE WON THE AFRICAN CUP AND ALSO SHOULD HAVE REACHED THE SEMI FINALS IN THE WORLD CUP. AGAIN, SEND MILO PARKING BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
  • Coconuthead
    says: 9 years ago
    Aba, Joe Atiso, how can you make a statement like you did about Chicago Bulls of the 90s and be able to sleep at night? Why do you think Phil Jackson was voted coach of the year many times. Chicago Bulls had individual talents but you need a coach to create that cohesion between all those talents the team had. If you do not have a coach, no matter how many talented players you have on a team, they will just come out as a bunch of rag-tag players.
  • musah fifa
    says: 9 years ago
    So what else do we need from this man? when he has break the 18 years record of failure of the past Ghana Black Stars Coaches,do you remember that since 1992 nations cup in Senegal that we play finals, we have never got there, but we thank God almighty and coach Milo he has break that record, and Ghana is going to progress more than before, so please leave Milo alone, and let him do his job.
  • THE----POSSE
    says: 9 years ago
    BLACK PEOPLE WHEN ARE WE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN.SO IF MILO DID NOT MEET HIS MINIMUM TARGET WHAT CAN GHANA DO.CAN GHANA FIRE HIM. IF HE FAIL TO TAKE GHANA TO AFRICAN CUP FINALS AND SEMI-FINALS BRAZIL 2014. GHANA CAN WIN. WE THINK GHANA CAN WIN THE AFRICAN CUP AND THE WORLD IF GHANA HAVE GOOD COACH. LOCAL COACH CAN WIN AFRICAN CUP FOR GHANA AND TAKE GHANA TO SEMI-FINALS IN BRAZIL 2014.ALL THE TALENT AND QUALITY AT MILO DISPOSAL WERE DISCOVERED BY LOCAL COACHES BUT WE GIVE THEM TO THE WHITE MAN TO MARKET THEM AND SELL THEM FOR PROFIT AND PUT LOCAL COACHES DONW.GOD WILL PUNISH THE DEVIL ADVOCATE AND THE WICKED MIND, AND JUDAS OF GHANA FOOTBALL. ASEM BABA DABI.
  • logic man
    says: 9 years ago
    Yeah i agree with majority the coach is not good.All the players we have were discovered by local coaches.People should give them respect.
  • logic man
    says: 9 years ago
    Ghana have the talent and quality players but the coach dont know how to use them.
  • THE----POSSE
    says: 9 years ago
    CAN MILO DELIVER FOR GHANA.?
  • Ceefas
    says: 9 years ago
    Mr. Musah Fifa, the 18 year failure was bound to be broken at some point with or without Milo. The coach did not break the failure, Ghana broke it with our well planned youth program. Please do not confuse the outcome of a good program with the performance of Milo. Like I said before, Milo used Ghana to make a name for himself, he needs Black Stars more than we need him.
  • THE----POSSE
    says: 9 years ago
    Ceefas I AGREE WITH YOU MILO USED GHANA TO MAKE NAME FOR HIMSELF.NO GHANA BLACK STARS NO MILO.ONLY THE BLIND AND THE CORRUPT MIND WHO ARE THE ONE WHO DONT SEE THAT.WE LIVE TO TO THE OUTCOME
  • musah fifa
    says: 9 years ago
    I realy understand your point Mr Ceefas,but i want you understand something,here in Ghana we have more than enough coaches,and more than enough analysis in football,and i observe something with Ghana,when ever Ghana start progressing in everything, you will see some Ghanaians start with their confusion and spoil the programe,what i mean is that why can't us give the man chance as we do before the Angola, and South African world cup? because am thinking that if we talk too much, we may end up loosers,and i want you to understand something the man will not loose anything,at the end of the day, it's me and you that are going to be loossers,so let's guide him, and protect our interest,thank you Mr Ceefas.
  • THE----POSSE
    says: 9 years ago
    NO NONSENSE,TRUE JUSTICE AND HOLY SPIRIT, THIS NAME IS THE SAME PERSON.
  • THE----POSSE
    says: 9 years ago
    THE COACH DONT LISTEN TO THE FANS.IF HE DO HE WILL SUSSCEED
  • THE----POSSE
    says: 9 years ago
    CORRECTIOM: I MEAN SUCCEED.
  • kwabenapusha
    says: 9 years ago
    Oh God! Help Ghana. How Can The GFA Tell The Coach To Go In For Only For Qualification But Not To Win The Cup. I Know Qualification Of 2012 African
  • kwabenapusha
    says: 9 years ago
    Oh God! Help Ghana. How Can The GFA Tell The Coach To Go In For Only For Qualification But Not To Win The Cup. I Know Qualification Of 2012 African Cup Of Nations And 2014 World Cup is Not Problem For Us. But to Win The Cup Is Problem. aaaah Ghana The Leaders Are Misusing Our Money. Sakawaa Gfa Fake Serbin Trainer Coach.
  • Deathrow
    says: 9 years ago
    Why is AC Milan a champion club and very dangerous in europe,I am MAN U fan but i love AC Milan philosophy experience is the best with experience and little luck you will win everything.Some teams or countries uses experience players to win trophies and some uses young players to just shine or give hope for the future with those young boys,how long shall we wait for their future,bro You can only play part in a tournament with incompetent players. With Experience it gives you 90% of win because no tension on expee already saw million of fans, 2ndly any slight tackle on them ref will whistle,3rd their old enough to be selfish in that case they will be give passes and crosses when needed,not a youngee who`ll love to do unnecessary things just wanting to emerge or make name for himself,4th they don`t over elaborate when the chance of scoring comes to them and finally they do not need cus they already made it they rather need success win,trophies . Milo will call this years`s U-20 in next years BLACK STAR, and he will drop them and call another young U-20 in the 2nd year and he will drop them and bring another U-20 in the third year also and so on, bro he will be changing the team every now and then,and Ghanaians are talking of continuity ,the only continuity about Milo is his in-continuity. Dump ass coach and str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) ass GFA. I have dream that pressure will be on him when we start loosing matches and GFA will sack him before his contract end and he will go freely with Ghana Money like the other coaches did and there you and I will see the impious and impiety of GFA by signing that 4year contract.
  • Deathrow
    says: 9 years ago
    They do not need name cus they already made it ,they rather need trophies
  • yaw2
    says: 9 years ago
    Deathrow you see the light but foolish nigga like plain truth aka blind justice,devil spirit,NO NONSENSE dont no wat time it is.i wish i can see this bitch ass in person i will crap his monkey black ass wit my nine millimeter.
  • Deathrow
    says: 9 years ago
    Bro Yaw2 you mean the Plain Truth that everyone knows as crack ass sucker changed his User name to NO NONSENSE? Tell me if it is true, i don`t know why some niggas change their user they are not being truth to their selves,this indicates that if you include this kind of niggas in your ARMY,when time goes rough they will run instead of sticking to the squad and overcome the enemies,Hahahahaha my old grandma is brave than this sucker. Any one who will advertise on TV or radio for a donation to the poor,or devastated villages or anything unpleasant that required help,i will ask the person to go to GFA. POOR COUNTRY SPENDING abundant of $$$$$ to block headed coach,one way pattern coach,poor in everything even in substitution.
  • Kul 4 Life
    says: 9 years ago
    Oh GFA! why did you leave out the most important clause for this deal ... 'HE MUST LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH BEFORE VALENTINES DAY NEXT YEAR' who knows if his trainers misinterprets him to our dear players. lol!
  • Suevonne
    says: 8 years ago
    So excited I found this article as it made things much qiueckr!