Ghana include Schuster on managerial list after Kluivert snub

The German coach is being considered for the vacant position following the withdrawal of Patrick Kluivert from the process, as they seek to replace James Appiah

Bernd Schuster is on a five-man shortlist to become Ghana coach, the country's FA revealed on Monday.

The former Real Madrid boss wasn't thought to be in the running for the job before Patrick Kluivert opted to withdraw from the process, resulting in the inclusion of the German on a list of potential candidates.

The 54-year-old will be added to the interview process along with Michel Pont and Marco Tardelli, who will meet the Ghanaian FA on October 17, and Avram Grant and Juan Ignacio Martinez, who meet a day later.

Ghana are searching for a coach after parting company with James Appiah by mutual consent in September.

Appiah was in charge for nearly two-and-a-half years and in a spell which saw him guide the African nation to a 1-1 draw with Uganda and 3-2 win over Togo in their opening two Afcon qualifiers.

A disappointing World Cup campaign, in which the Black Stars failed to win a single game, ultimately saw Appiah pay the price as they failed to make an impact and finished bottom of Group G with just one point.

The campaign was tainted by off the field problems, during which the squad boycotted training in protest at not being paid bonuses promised to them prior to the tournament.

The situation was only resolved after the Ghana FA flew €2.3 million in cash to the players in Brazil.