Milovan Rajevac, a Serbian, will be introduced as Ghana’s new coach on Friday. At 2p.m. local time, the unveiling will take place at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Secretariat in Accra.
After GFA terminated the contracts of Charles Akonnor and his assistants David Duncan and Patrick Greveraars earlier this month, Rajevac was given the nod to manage the Black Stars for the second time.
Otto Addo, who will also serve as an assistant coach at Dortmund, and Maxwell Konadu will be Milovan’s assistants.
Konadu is returning to the Black Stars after a two-year absence. From 2014 until 2019, he worked as an assistant to Kwasi Appiah and Avram Grant. It’s unclear whether he’ll step down as Legon Cities’ head coach.
Rajevac has been in the nation since Monday to begin work, as reported on Wednesday.
Before signing his contract, he spoke with GFA and government authorities.
Rejavac has signed a one-year deal with 3news.com and will be paid a monthly salary of $30,000, $5,000 more than Akonnor is said to have earned.
However, it is less than the $35,000 a month that Kwesi Appiah reportedly received in his second tenure.
If the Black Stars win the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year, Rajevac will get a $300,000 bonus. If Rajevac qualifies for the World Cup, he will receive the same amount.
Rajevac qualified for the World Cup in South Africa during his maiden term. The Black Stars were one of the tournament’s top eight teams.
He also led the Black Stars to the 2010 Afcon final in Angola, despite several important players being injured.
Rajevac’s debut game will be a World Cup qualifier against Zimbabwe on October 9 at Cape Coast. He’ll be in the dugout for the return match in Harare four days later.
In the fight for first place in Group G, the Black Stars sit a point behind leaders South Africa.
The winners of Group G and the other groups will compete in five two-leg playoffs, with the winners qualifying for the Qatar World Cup in 2022.