The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council member, Frederick Acheampong, has revealed that Hervé Renard has been the preferred choice for the Black Stars coaching position since the departure of CK Akonnor.
However, economic constraints pose challenges to securing the services of the experienced coach.
Acheampong made this disclosure during an interview on Akoma 87.9 FM, stating that Renard has shown willingness to coach Ghana. Despite the mutual interest, financial considerations have complicated the hiring process.
“Hervé Renard has always been the preferred choice of the FA since the departure of CK Akonnor, and while the coach is willing to coach Ghana, the economic circumstances makes it difficult for us to hire him”.
Hervé Renard, known for his success in African football, has previously led Zambia and Ivory Coast to Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) titles in 2012 and 2015, respectively. His coaching prowess has made him a coveted figure in African football circles.
As Ghana continues its search for a new head coach following the dismissal of Chris Hughton, the financial considerations add an additional layer of complexity to the selection process.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has set a deadline of February 2, 2024, for coach applications.