Grant is happy to remain as the manager of Ghana

Avram Grant has revealed he turned down a request from Prince William to take charge at Aston Villa.

The Israeli declined the offer, saying he preferred to stay on as manager of the Ghanaian national side, who he took to the final of the African Cup of Nations last weekend.

Saying he wants to see out the remaining two years of his contract with the African side, Grant told Sky Sports: “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.”