By Alex Osei-Boateng
ACCRA, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is searching for a new trainer to replace Israeli Avram Grant as the head coach of the senior national team, the Black Stars.
The GFA and Grant agreed on Monday to mutually part ways after their contract expires on February 28, just after the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon where Ghana placed fourth.
Both parties however have agreed that the contract shall be allowed to run its full course.
"Notwithstanding the fact that the contract shall run until the 28th February, 2017, both parties agree that the GFA is at liberty to commence the process of searching and appointing a new coach for the senior national team of Ghana, the Black Stars," the GFA said in a statement after meeting the coach.
Grant is also at liberty to begin negotiations with prospective employers.
The former Chelsea manager started work on December 1, 2014, as head coach of the Black Stars with his contract set to finish at the end of this month.
He led Ghana to win silver at the 2015 AFCON.
Morocco trainer and two-time AFCON winner Herve Renard and Serbian Milutin Sredojevic, who coaches the Ugandan national team, are leading the chase for Grant's replacement. Enditem