Ghana legend Abedi Pele says football authorities in the country must not be arrogant in their approach in luring Kevin Prince Boateng to return to the Black Stars.
The AC Milan quit the Black Stars last year claiming he finds it difficult committing to both club and country due to the workload involved.
But many believe that a clash with ex-coach Goran Stevanovic forced the midfielder to quit the Black Stars.
Despite many desperate attempts to the in-form player to return to the fold including a personal visit by Ghana FA chairman Kwesi Nyantakyi, Boateng is sticking to his guns.
Abedi says the leaders of the country’s federation including the new coach must not be arrogant in their approach when they try to lure him back.
“We need him,” Abedi said. “We don’t have to be arrogant.
“You must have some managerial skill to be able to manage certain difficult players in the team because when you have a group you always have difficult people in the group.
“So it all comes to managerial skills because you can be good on the ground as a fantastic tactician, but you must have managerial skill to bring egos together and turn it into a winning side.”
Boateng has been on fire for his club, AC Milan, ever since he joined them after the 2010 World Cup, with 52 appearances and 11 goals to his name.