Grant To Take Over Swansea

Ghana are on the verge of losing Avram Grant as coach of the Black Stars as he is the favourite to take over as the manager of struggling English Premier League side Swansea City.

The board of the Swans is shockingly plotting to bring the Israeli coach back to the English Premier League just 10 months after leading Ghana to the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

The Swans currently sit 15th in the Premier League, just one point above the relegation zone — leading to Garry Monk’s sacking on Wednesday.

Sources close to the Welsh club have revealed that the Swans are seriously considering the former Chelsea coach for the vacant post.

And now Huw Jenkins and his board may turn to the former Chelsea boss — who has plenty of top flight experience after stints at the Blues, West Ham and Portsmouth.

It’s a positive step after former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as well as Gus Poyet distanced themselves from the position.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins is stepping up the recruitment process after firing the entire backroom staff of the Swans yesterday afternoon following the dismissal of head coach Garry Monk.

Jenkins is understood to have a preferred target in mind, who could be another manager to be recruited from overseas and Ghana’s coach is understood to be his right man for the club.

If Grant signs the deal with the Welsh club he will reunite with Swansea City’s Andre Ayew who is the deputy captain of the Ghana national team.

Grant has one year left on his contract with the Ghana Football Association as the coach of the Black Stars.

Monk had only signed a three-year contract in July, after leading Swansea to a club-record eighth-place finish in the Premier League the previous season.