The then technical advisor of the 2022 Black Stars squad for the recently held FIFA World Cup, Chris Hughton, has been unveiled as the Head Coach of the Senior National Team of Ghana, Blackstars.
This was after German-born Ghanaian football manager Otto Addo resigned following the Black Stars’ elimination from the 2022 World Cup group stage.
According to the former coach, his family saw their future in Germany.
“I always said if we qualified for the World Cup I’d resign afterwards, even if we were world champions,” he said.
“My family see our future in Germany”, Otto Addo disclosed.
Meanwhile, The Ghana Football Association(GFA) announced the appointment of Christopher William Gerard Hughton as the head coach in February.
On Monday, 20th March 2023, the new coach was officially unveiled to Ghanaians by the GFA in Kumasi.
During the unveiling ceremony, the new coach stated that his experience as a technical adviser in the previously led team helped in building relationships with players and people around the National team.
‘Being a technical advisor allowed me to get a good feel of the squad and also get to build relationships with the players and people around the national team’, Chris stated.
Furthermore, the English-born also disclosed that he will be spending more time in Ghana and watching our local league.
Also, Chris HUGHTON will be the head coach from now till December 2024.
Hughton was a coach at Tottenham Hotspur, initially in charge of the under-21 team, then the reserve side in 1999, being promoted to the first team two years later.
On 22 February 2008, Hughton was appointed first-team coach at Newcastle United by the director of football Dennis Wise, joining Kevin Keegan’s coaching staff, working primarily on defence with Steve Round.
Finally, the new Head Coach requested the support of Ghanaians and the Association in his role as the Black Stars boss as supporters want to see a winning team.
Hughton will have his first test against Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this week.