HARRY REDKNAPP is in line to become Ghana’s national coach in a sensational switch.
The former Tottenham and West Ham boss, 70, has applied for the chance to succeed Avram Grant in charge of the Black Stars.
Ex-Chelsea, Hammers and Portsmouth manager Grant stepped down after Ghana’s failure at the African Nations Cup in January.
Redknapp is now battling Middlesbrough cult hero Fabrizio Ravanelli, 48, for the vacancy.
A Ghana FA source revealed the pair are on a five-man shortlist, together with Frenchman Patrice Carteron and local-born duo James Appiah and Karim Abdul Razak.
Redknapp has also managed Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton and QPR and he has previously been in the frame for the England job.
Harry Redknapp’s last role in management was with Jordan last year
But the East Londoner has not been afraid of working abroad, and had a two-game stint in charge of the Jordan national side last year.
Ravanelli, nicknamed the White Feather, spent the 1996-97 season with Boro and he also played for Derby and Dundee.
The former Juventus striker later coached the Turin club’s youth team before managing French side Ajaccio.
The 70-year-old has managed Tottenham, Portsmouth, Southampton and QPR