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Avram Grant On Shortlist For Zambia Position

Avram Grant could be in line for a second spell in Africa after being placed on a shortlist to become the Zambia national team’s next coach.

The 67-year-old Israeli led Ghana for two years before resigning after the Black Stars crashed out in the semi-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to eventual winners Cameroon.

He is among eight coaches being considered by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) to succeed Aljosa Asanovic, who  left the role in September.

FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala has confirmed that the interviews for the top 10 selected candidates are underway with the top three making out the final list.

“We are greatly encouraged by the number of people that showed interest in the Chipolopolo job. As FAZ, we will ensure that the process is seen out transparently from the beginning to the end,”said  Kashala.

“We also wish to thank government for taking interest in the process by having a representative on the panel alongside ZAFCA and the Technical Committee.”

Grant, who missed out on Champions League glory with Chelsea in 2008 after a penalty shootout defeat in the final against Manchester United, is believed to be in a strong position.

The other coaches listed for the job include; Hossam Albadry, Antoine Hey, Peter Butler, Sebastian Migne and Gert Engels.

Locals Wedson Nyirenda and Honour Janza have made the shortlist with Roberto Blanchi and Goran Stankovic completing the candidates.

If selected it will be the third international assignment for Grant who coached Israel between 2002-06, narrowly failing to qualify for the World Cup in Germany.

He has also had spells in charge of West Ham United and Portsmouth.

Grant’s most recent job was at North East United where he spent the final five months of the 2018/19 season




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