Former Ghana defender Anthony Baffoe is backing Kwesi Appiah for the Back Stars job as the search for a new coach continues.
Reports say Appiah is currently on the Ghana Football Association three-man shortlist and is widely tipped to land the job barring any last-minute change of plans.
The 56-year-old coached Ghana between 2012 and 2014, departing after the Black Stars' poor showing at the World Cup in Brazil.
"Kwesi Appiah was my mate, somebody I like a lot," Baffoe told Joy Sports.
"We get along very well and we all call him 'gentle capito'.
"What I have seen and read is that he is one of the favourites [for the job].
"Personally, I will not go against him, this is one thing I can tell you.
"If it's something I wasn't satisfied with, I will tell him.
"There have been a lot of returns in football and many other coaches as well, so we have to wait and see."
Appiah also guided Ghana to a fourth finish at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa during his first stint.
After the World Cup, where the Black Stars suffered a historic first round elimination, the ex-national defender took up a job as head coach of Sudanese club Al Khartoum.
Baffoe was born in Germany but represented Ghana at international level.