Avram Grant reacts during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Cameroon and Ghana in Franceville on February 2, 2017. He resigns on Tuesday after more than two years in charge of the team. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO
Ghana coach Avram Grant has quit after more than two years in charge, a member of the country’s football association told AFP on Tuesday.
“Avram Grant has informed the Ghana Football Association of his decision to step down as head coach of the Black Stars,” said Osei Kwaku Palmer.
Palmer, who is a member of the Ghana FA executive committee, said the 62-year-old’s contract was due to expire at the end of this month
Grant’s resignation comes fibe days after his side crashed out in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations to eventual winners Cameroon.
The former Chelsea manager, who guided the Blues to runners-up spot in both the Champions League and Premier League, was given a target of winning this year’s tournament.
The West African side, who lost on penalties in the final two years ago to Ivory Coast, finished fourth this time round.
Grant took over from Kwesi Appiah in November 2014 following Ghana’s disappointing World Cup finals appearance that included poor performances on and off the pitch.
Following his decision to step down he was quoted as saying by the BBC that “the time is right” for him to seek a new challenge and that he had enjoyed his time in charge.
“The passion and loyalty of the supporters is something I’ll always remember,” he added.