Soccer News of Friday, 11 December 2015
Ghana are being tipped to go for French coach Herve Renard to be the next Black Stars coach if Avram Grant decides to join English Premier League side Swansea City, GHANAsoccernet.com understands.
This comes after Black Stars coach Avram Grant emerged as a shock contender to replace the recently-sacked Garry Monk at Swansea.
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins and and his board are reported to have turned to the former Chelsea boss — who has a lot of experience in the Premier League after coaching the Blues, West Ham and Portsmouth.
The Swans are seeking a new coach after sacking the 36-year-old Monk on Wednesday. They could only manage to secure one win in 11 Premier League games when the sacked their coach who played for the club for 10 years.
Even though the move to Swansea City has not been confirmed, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) could be forced into acting fast before they are taken by surprise if Grant is named as coach of the English side.
Sources says the GFA will be tempted to go for the proven Africa Cup of Nations title winner Herve Renard who is currently club-less after being sacked by Lille just last month.
Renard, who previously worked as an assistant coach of the Ghana, twice edged past the Black Stars to win the Africa Cup of Nations, mostly recently with Ivory Coast in February after beating the Ghanaians on penalties.
The Frenchman who was sacked by Ligue 1 club Lille after only 13 Ligue matches in charge of the top-flight side, also supervised Ghana’s defeat by Zambia enroute to the Chipolopolo’s Africa Cup of Nations title success in 2012.
Renard took over the Lille side in May on a three-year contract after guiding Ivory Coast to glory at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in February.
The Frenchman, 47, was however sacked by the Ligue 1 club last month after leading them to just two wins after 11 matches.
He is an ardent follower of the Black Stars who is keen on returning to coach the Ghana national team.