Former Accra Hearts of Oak Managing Director believes in the Serbian’s ability, who has returned for another spell with the Black Stars.
Eleven years after ending his first spell, Rajevac has been handed the Ghana opportunity for the second time, replacing CK Akonnor.
Since Milovan Rajevac left Ghana in 2010, he went on to coach Saudi side Al Ahli and Rudar Velenje of Slovenia at club level. On the international stage, he managed the national teams of Qatar, Algeria and Thailand, getting the sack in all three jobs.
“Milovan Rajevac is not a stranger to Ghana football for those who remember the history between 2008 and 2010, he took Ghana to AFCON final in Ghana and Egypt won the cup then also FIFA world cup quarter-finals in 2010. In terms of our style of play, our culture, his knowledge about the psychology of the average Ghanaian player, I think that it is a good appointment”. Neil Armstrong told GL Radion in China.
“One thing I am looking forward to seeing is, how he would manage with the current players that we have because at the time he took over the team in 2008, we have had a couple of experienced players who had been together for a longer time”
“We have had a couple of players, most of them had been together for some time, we had a settled team, the same team qualified to 2006 FIFA world cup in Brazil, a lot of those players in 2006 remained as the key players within the team in 2008 when Milovan took over. Many of the key plays remained in the team during the FIFA world cup in 2010, so it was a map of continuity in the team at that time, so Milo took advantage of a good team and brought his tactics to help the team to go far in Quater-finals in 2010.
“We don’t have a settled team now, we can call a properly settled team with notable or top-notch players in the squad but we have a lot of potential in the team, very good young ones like Kamaldeen Sulemana, Jordan Ayew, Dede Ayew, Wakaso, Thomas Partey and other experienced players among the squad”
” We don’t have a settled goalkeeping department unlike previous years but I believe that with his knowledge of average Ghanaian player and his ability to work with the temperament of the younger ones” he added.
Milovan Rajavac first assignment will be to help Ghana win six points in consecutive games against Zimbabwe in the World Cup qualifiers next month.