Ghana Interested in Jorn Andersen as Replacement for Grant

North Korea appointed Jorn Andersen as the coach only in May 2016, and it seems that he may be set to leave his role after less than 12 months in charge.



North Korea appointed Jorn Andersen as the coach only in May 2016, and it seems that he may be set to leave his role after less than 12 months in charge.

His agent has claimed that Ghana national team are interested in offeringAndersen the opportunity to replace Avram Grant. The Ghana national team are understood to be extremely unhappy with Grant despite the Israeli almost getting the national team on the part of Africa Cup of Nations success in his first major attempt. The national team finished in the third spot in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

In does not seem to have satisfied the lofty requirements at Ghana, and the former Chelsea and West Ham manager looks set to pay for the poor form with his job.Andersen was appointed as the coach of the North Korean national team only in May 2016. This was his first role as a national team manager after he was previously in charge of clubs like Larissa,Karlsruher SC, and Austria Salzburg.

Ghana has certainly kept tabs with the impressive turnaround achieved byAndersen since taking over North Korea. He has managed to win the last four games and it has put North Korea in a strong position going into the Asian cup qualification, which begins in March.

“Jorn Anderson is going to become the new Ghana head coach. But it would take a while [before the agreement materialises] because Avram Grant is asking for big money [as compensation if he is sacked now,” said agent Sofian Soltani. However, Ghana will have to come up with an expensive compensation in order to make this possible. It is understood that North Korea will accept compensation in the region of $ 300,000 for the manager.Andersen has a contract with North Korea until March 2018.