Following the resignation of Otto Addo, former Premier League coach Chris Hughton has submitted an official application to lead the Black Stars.
Otto Addo’s technical advisor, a former Republic of Ireland full-back with Ghanaian ancestry, is 64 years old and wants to lead Ghana as its future head coach.
After Ghana’s 2-0 loss to Uruguay on December 1, which disqualified the Black Stars from the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Otto Addo announced his resignation.
The Ghana Football Association has received a number of applications for the open post, according to Henry Asante Twum, director of communications.
Perhaps more than 60 applications. The Black Stars has a lot of appeal. Mohammed Kudus cannot be a member of your team and you cannot think the Black Stars are unattractive. Without a doubt, it is a desirable brand, according to Twum on Asempa FM.
“The fact that coaches are always applying never surprises me. The majority of them are from Europe, while some are also from South America.
Hughton received a lot of attention for the position when Milovan Rajevac was let go following Ghana’s early withdrawal from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which took place in early 2022. Later, he was brought on as a technical advisor and helped Otto Addo defeat Nigeria to secure World Cup qualification.
He was retained as a technical advisor through the end of 2022. Hughton, who was raised by an Irish mother and a Ghanaian father in London, has a plethora of expertise in managing professional football teams.
Hughton began his coaching career in 1997 as a caretaker at Tottenham Hotspur. He has since coached Newcastle United, Norwich City, and Brighton, all of whom play in the Premier League. He once assisted the Republic of Ireland’s head coach.