Ghana coach Avram Grant accepts changing challenges with the coaching job

Ghana coach Avram Grant is aware that the glory he is basking in following his heroics with the Black Stars at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations could quickly change because of the nature of the coaching job.

The former Chelsea manager feels honoured to be linked to the vacant managerial role at Aston Villa, but wants to continue in his post with the Ghana national team where he has started work with some precision.

The Israeli even revealed that he has received an endorsement from Villa fan Prince William but, after helping guide Ghana to a second-place finish at the African Cup of Nations last week, is committed to seeing out the remainder of his contract.

Grant, who has also been linked to the Queens Park Rangers job, has been relegated twice from the top-flight during spells with Portsmouth and West Ham United, following a season in charge of Chelsea which saw the club finish runners-up in the league, Champions League and League Cup.

After being sacked as Hammers boss in 2011, he would go on to help guide Partizan Belgrade to the 2011-12 Serbian SuperLiga title, before resigning after just six months at the helm.

Taking up the Ghana post in November, he has admitted that he would be interested in returning to England at some stage, but is appreciating being out of the Premier League’s spot light for now.

“It’s very easy to go from hero to zero,” he added.

“Not even the best coaches in the world always have good results.

“I rememeber even when I first came to Chelsea, we were losing to Rosenborg in the Champions League and the supporters were booing Jose Mourinho.”

Grant has been mentioned as a possible contender to replace Paul Lambert at Villa Park after the Scot was sacked following the 2-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Hull which dropped the club into the Premier League’s bottom three for the first time this season.

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