Goran Stevanovic keen on Ghana return

Goran Stevanovic keen on Ghana return
Goran Stevanovic

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Apr 28, 2020. 12:00

Serbian coach Goran Stevanovic has revealed his desire to have a second stint at the helm of Ghana’s national team.

‘Plavi’, as the 53-year-old is known, coached Ghana from 2011 to 2012 and led the Black Stars to the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations in the latter year.

They were eliminated by eventual champions Zambia, before losing the third-place playoff to Mali.

Stevanovic has since coached clubs in Greece and China, but feels that a return to Ghana would allow him to complete an unfinished chapter in his career.

“I feel like I did not finish my job. But first, somebody must call me,” Stevanovic told Ashh FM, as quoted by Goal.

“I know that Ghanaians have not forgotten me because I took charge of some of Ghana’s best games.

“I remember after the friendly with England [which ended 1-1], the England coach, Fabio Capello told me it’s one of the best games he had ever played.

“After the AFCON in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, Andre Ayew told me I’m one of the best coaches he had ever worked with.

“I still speak to some of the players like [Michael] Essien, [Sulley] Muntari, [John] Painstil, so hopefully one day I can return.”

The Black Stars are currently helmed by C.K. Akonnor, who succeeded James Kwesi Appiah in January 2020.

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