Sunday Sep 26, 2021. 10:00
New Ghana national team coach Milovan Rajevac has explained that he will not accept any interference in his player selection.
The 67-year-old was unveiled as the Black Stars’ new coach on Friday, with the Serbian returning for a second spell after first being in charge from 2008 to 2010.
Rajevac famously took Ghana to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations and quarterfinals of the World Cup in South Africa, both in 2010.
The coach has said he will work closely with his employers, the Ghana FA, but has insisted that all selection decisions will be his, and his alone.
“It is very important to build and maintain a good relationship with the leadership of the GFA,” said Rajevac, as quoted by Ghana Web.
“But when it comes to selection of players into the team [that] is my responsibility.”
Rajevac will be assisted in his position by Legon Cities coach Maxwell Konadu and Borussia Dortmund’s Otto Addo, while Richard Kingston will continue as goalkeeper coach.
“I was not desperate for the Ghana job,” revealed Rajevac, who will replace CK Akonnor after Ghana’s patchy start to the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. “Ghana is my second home and I was happy to get the opportunity to work in Ghana.”
The Serbian’s first task will be a double-header against Zimbabwe next month in the next block of World Cup qualifiers.