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Rajevac wants Ghana stay

Serb coach wants to rebuild side ahead of next World Cup

By Razwan Mirza.   Last Updated: 10/07/10 2:46pm

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Rajevac: Universal praise

Rajevac: Universal praise

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Milovan Rajevac has expressed his desire to continue in his position as coach of Ghana, despite interest from the Middle East.

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The Serb's current deal with the Black Stars is close to expiring and his successful work since replacing Claude Le Roy in August 2008 has attracted interest from Qatar.

Rajevac won universal praise for guiding Ghana to the quarter-finals at the World Cup in South Africa before their elimination in a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Uruguay.

The Ghanaian FA is keen on retaining the former Red Star Belgrade coach but reports suggests that his annual salary could prove to be a sticking point in negotiations.

Rajevac, though, has denied talk of any problems over wages and says he is eager to remain with the Africans.

"I am still under contract with the Ghana Football Association," he told

"Although I have received some offers, I want to continue my work here. I am happy here.

"I want to state that I haven't mentioned anything about money and nobody has. Neither the GFA nor me have raised an issue about money."


Rajevac is keen on building on the success of the national side and he believes the country have the core of the side ahead of the next World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

He added: "There are a lot of good young players, so they already have a core of a team for 2014. And although the way we lost was painful and shocking in the end, this will be great experience for the players and they have a lot of potential to achieve great things.

"I am happy with the talent available and want to work to achieve something greater than we did at the World Cup.

"It's a mutual thing over my contract and we would see how things go. For now, I am going on holiday but would resume work for the next game in August."

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