Grant to quit Ghana job after AFCON 2017

Ghana's Israeli coach Avram Grant (C) takes part in a training session in Port-Gentil on January 18, 2017, during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon. Justin TALLIS / AFP

Ghana’s Israeli coach Avram Grant (C) takes part in a training session in Port-Gentil on January 18, 2017, during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon.<br />Justin TALLIS / AFP

Avram Grant has given a strong indication his time as Ghana coach will end after the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 61-year-old former Chelsea coach’s contract expires at the end of the tournament in Gabon.

“I came for two years in Ghana, we extended to two years and three months because we qualified for the Nations Cup,” Grant told BBC Sport.

“I will always take good memories from here, but hopefully the last memory will be the best one.”

Leading Ghana to the title in Gabon, and ending the Black Stars’ 35-year wait to win the Nations Cup for a fifth time, would be a sensational way for Grant to sign off.

And it would help to ease the pain of losing on penalties to Ivory Coast in the final two years ago.

Grant’s side are on track in Gabon and will book a quarter-finals place if they beat Mali in their second Group D match on Saturday, having defeated Uganda 1-0 in their opener.



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