The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has appointed former Newcastle Manager, Chris Hughton as the Technical Advisor for the Black Stars, while Otto Addo has been appointed as the new Black Stars Coach.
Former Coach, Milovan Rajevac was sacked in January after Ghana’s poor performance at the AFCON in Cameroon, where they were knocked out in the group stages.
Hughton will provide technical advice to the three-man team for next month’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off match against Nigeria.
The GFA said in a statement released on Wednesday, “Former Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has been appointed as Technical Advisor to the newly constituted Black Stars Technical team led by Otto Addo.
“Other members of the new Technical team include George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani. The 63- year old will provide Technical advice to the three-man team for next month’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off match against Nigeria.”
GFA President, Kurt Okraku together with Bernnard Lippert, GFA Technical Director, and Tony Baffoe- ex- Black Stars player travelled to Germany on January 28, 2022, to meet former Black Stars Assistant Coach, Otto Addo who is currently the Assistant Coach of Borussia Dortmund.
The 46-year old previously worked as a scout for the Black Stars in 2013 prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
While Hughton has been out of work since leaving Nottingham Forest last September.
Hughton is reported to have met with Bismark Odoi, father of Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi, in a possible attempt to get the Blues’ winger to switch allegiances.