Milovan Rajevac, a Serbian trainer, has been named the Black Stars’ new head coach.
The Serbian has been appointed to lead the Black Stars of Ghana for the second time, having previously been appointed in 2008, succeeding French manager Claude Le Roy.
Following Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s dismissal on September 14, 2021, a three-member committee was appointed and tasked with finding the country a new manager, with several names suggested.
Milovan was chosen by the committee and has been given a one-year contract with a one-year extension option if he qualifies the Black Stars for the World Cup. Every month, he will earn $30,000.
Otto Addo, Dortmund’s assistant coach, and Maxwell Konadu will assist Rajevac.
In addition, Richard Kingson has been reappointed as the new goalkeepers’ trainer.
“Coaching is a very important part of the football ecosystem, and the GFA Executive Council takes coaching very seriously,” said Kurt Okraku, President of the GFA.
“The new technical team will include a head coach and two assistant coaches. Both of the assistants are Ghanaians.”
The 67-year-old Serbian previously led the Ghana national team to the CHAN final in 2009, the AFCON final in 2010, and the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals in 2010.
During his two-year stint in Ghana, he led the team in 28 games, winning 12, losing 11, and drawing 5.
His immediate task will be to defeat Zimbabwe in the World Cup qualifiers doubleheader and qualify the team for the World Cup in 2022.