Grant keen to stay with Ghana instead.
Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Aston Villa manager’s job despite calls from the British monarchy to take over, according to the Birmingham Mail.
Grant, 60, is currently in charge of the Ghanaian national side, whom he has just guided to a second place finish in the African Cup of Nations.
And though he is flattered to be linked with job has has ruled himself out of the race to land the job, even though ardent Villa fan Prince William asked him to intervene.
“I feel lucky because, through football, I have been to so many places,” Grant said.
“Aston Villa is a great club, with great fans and it is an honour to have my name mentioned with them, but I want to continue with Ghana for the next two years, until the end of my contract. I enjoy managing Ghana very much.
“I met Prince William and he asked me ‘why don’t you come to Aston Villa?’. I said ‘when you become the chairman, I will come’.
“As long as my name is mentioned, I feel good with this, but not more than that. I want to continue with Ghana.”
Grant is under contract with Ghana until 2017.