Until his appointment is confirmed and gets things underway, discussion on Milovan Rajevac is far from over. After arriving in the West African country, Milovan Rajevac is expected to hit the ground running post official announcement. John Paintsil - who played under the Serbian tactician - has questioned the timing for his second coming, stressing that it is not right for him. The former Fulham defender compared the two generations and what may help Milovan to succeed.
“I have been telling myself that the generation he met some time ago is not the same today. The timing is not right for him. Only luck will help any outsider coming to handle the National team at the moment. During our time, we were already made players. So is a different situation.”He told Angel Sports.
For the time being, it is easily sayable the kind of target that will be put before the former Thailand coach. Winning next year’s African Cup of Nations and making it to 2022 World Cup are core aspirations of Ghana, as championed by the President of the Republic. Following the departure of Charles Akonnor, some suggested the appointment of local coaches to lead the team into the continental showpiece. Those with this proposition considered timing ahead of Afcon in Cameroon. Former Black Stars defender John Paintsil explains the difference between a local and foreign coach in relation to what is at stake.
“There is difference between bringing a coach for qualification and those who will rebuild. Those coming from outside do not know the players like those local coaches.”
Who deputizes Milovan Rajevac is another issue that has come up in the last few hours. Two Ghanaian coaches, per reports, are being considered for the role. Several names have been thrown out as deliberations heat up. Johnson Paintsil sees a coach based in Ghana as the one capable of handling that role.
“I don’t know if Otto Addo has been following the National team. We have good coaches around. Yaw Preko, Maxwell Konadu and other good coaches are around. I don’t think it will be ok to go for someone outside.”
It is interesting how coming days will look like if Milovan Rajevac takes over. His back room staff and maiden call up will receive massive scrutiny from the general public. Ghanaians look forward to a new era characterize with confidence, competence and positive results.
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