Ghana legend Mohammed Polo is demanding a world class replacement for sacked coach Goran Stevanovic.
The Ghana Football Association terminated the contract of the former Partizan Belgrade trainer on Monday after he failed to win the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
A host of names have been linked with the vacant position with the 2013 Nations Cup and 2014 World qualifiers ahead this year.
Ex-France-born Ghanaian defender Marcel Desailly is touted as the man likely to replace Stevanovic.
2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup winning coach Sellas Tetteh has also been strongly linked with the job.
Three-time African footballer of the year Abedi Pele is rumoured to be interested in the top-job.
A number of expatriate coaches are believed to be monitoring the situation.
The 1978 Nations Cup winner wants a top-notch replacement for the dismissed Eastern European.
“I wanted the coach to stay due to the time factor but if they have decided to sack him, then we need a quality replacement,” Polo said.
“We don’t have time to gamble with the interest of a selected few by going for the best man for the job.
“Time is running out for us because we have crucial matches ahead and so we need a top-notch coach to handle the national team.
”We cannot afford to play with the emotions of people by going for substandard coaches.
“We need someone with a proven track record who can take us to places.”
Ghana are without an African title since winning the Nations Cup 30-years ago in Sudan.