The Black Stars are currently without a coach after Otto Addo stepped down after the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
So far, more than 60 coaches have applied to succeed Addo, including Chris Hughton, James Kwasi Appiah and Slavko Matic.
Gan, who is Ghana’s all-time top scorer and second most capped player, believes that a working man must possess certain qualities.
“We need an experienced coach, someone with strong credentials,” The veteran striker told Dan Kwaku Yebowa in an interview.
“We’re able to identify what the coach has taught the players in their style of play, even if they’re inexperienced coaches.”
He added: “You can take an inexperienced coach but make sure he understands the game, people understand his philosophy,” he said.
“Anyone can be in charge, not someone who takes orders. You have to be strict and take responsibility for what you’re doing.”
Meanwhile, former Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah says he is yet to receive a response from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after applying for the vacant Black Stars job.
Appiah already has two caps with the national team, his first from 2012 to 2014 when he led Ghana to the World Cup in Brazil.
He was reappointed as Black Stars coach in 2017, taking over from former Chelsea and Portsmouth manager Avram Grant.
However, his tenure ended in December 2019 after the GFA denied him the opportunity to renew it.
Last week, Appiah announced that he had applied to coach the national team for the third time and said he had yet to receive any response.