Ethiopian FA deadlocked in talks to appoint ex Ghana coach Goran Stevanoic

Goran Stevanovic's demands threaten to scupper his appointment as coach of Ethiopia

Goran Stevanovic’s demands threaten to scupper his appointment as coach of Ethiopia

By Ameenu Shardow

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The Ethiopian FA are deadlocked in talks with former Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic towards appointing him to take over their vacant national team job.

The Serbian is said to have made exorbitant demands during his interaction with the EFA.

Ethiopia are determined to hand the ex Black Stars trainers the job as they look to qualify and make a strong impact at the 2014 Africa Cup of Nations.

Stevanovic’s $30,000 monthly wage demand and a another to have two assistants who will be paid $10,000 each threatens to scupper the appointment.

The Serbian has also requested return tickets to Belgrade to be with his family when there are no assignments – a practice that made him very unpopular whilst coaching the Black Stars.

“We cannot afford what Stevanovic has asked for and we find it ridiculous because he demands to bring onboard two assistants yet as EFF we feel he will not be able to transfer the knowledge to our Ethiopian coaches whom we intended to appoint as his assistants,” a source told SuperSport.

“Further, his request to travel back and forth from Ethiopia to Belgrade to see his family is not sustainable from our side. His demands are way more than what we expected to pay him and we have decided to consult further.”

The Ethiopian coaching job has been left vacant since the sacking of Swenet Bishaw earlier this year.

The Ethiopian FA reneged on their earlier decision to appoint another ex Ghana coach Mariano Barreto last month.

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