The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Friday, September 24, 2021, confirmed the appointment of Milovan Rajevac as the new head coach of the Black Stars.
The announcement comes on the back of an agreement between the Youth and Sports Ministry and the Executive Council of the Ghana FA.
It can be recalled that a few weeks ago, the Ghana FA named a three-member committee to hunt for a successor for CK Akonnor following the decision of the Executive Council to part company with the former Asante Kotoko head coach last week.
With all talks concluded, the new coach has been appointed today.
Milo, as widely known remains Ghana’s most successful coach in the last three decades, having managed the team from 2008 to 2010.
The Serbian guided the Black Stars to the final of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon], where they lost narrowly to Egypt.
He also took the West Africans to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in South Africa, making Ghana only the third African nation to reach that far.
Harve Renard, who is a two times Afcon winner was the first choice of the FA but resorted to Milo due to the high demands of the French gaffer.
Milo left the Ghana job in September 2008 and subsequently joined Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia.
He left that job to take up the job of coach to the Qatari national team in 2011. He has since coached Slovenia’s Rudar Velenje, the Algerian national team and Thailand. He was the Thailand coach between 2017 and 2019.
The Black Stars job became vacant following the sacking of CK Akonnor and his two assistants last week.
The Serbian will sign a two-year deal with a monthly salary of about $45,000.
Ghana take on Zimbabwe in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying doubleheader from October 6, 2021.