Otto Addo leading the race to be reappointed as Black Stars coach – Reports

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Otto Addo is the front-runner to take over as head coach of the Black Stars, and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is getting close to selecting him.

Addo is the front-runner for the position, according to sources close to 3Sports, even if the GFA hasn’t made an official announcement yet.

This opening resulted from Chris Hughton’s dismal term as Ghana’s coach ending on January 23, 2024, when the GFA announced his dismissal and the dissolution of his technical team.

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Given the team’s dismal record at the Africa Cup of Nations, where they were ousted in the opening round, the decision was anticipated.

The GFA’s director of communications, Henry Asante Twum, reaffirmed that the organisation is still choosing a new coach.

“Otto is a coach first and foremost and has coached us before,” he stated in a special interview with 3Sports.

“Coaches who never even applied for the position have been enlisted by the search team. I would like to think that they are considering availability, qualification, and competence.

They are focusing on those who provide us with the desired outcome. I’m sure the committee will provide justifications if they believe Otto is the best applicant for the position. They are not finished with the process at this time.

Maxwell Konadu, George Boateng, and Michael Osei are among the other indigenous coaches who have applied and been interviewed for the position.

If Addo were chosen for the position, some could disagree, arguing that he doesn’t match the requirements set out by the GFA before the search.

Otto started coaching in 2010, but he doesn’t have the remarkable background that the FA would have liked to see—the only major role he has held previously is in Ghana.

He was Nordsjaelland’s assistant coach after beginning at Hamburger SV U19. The former Ghanaian international is employed by Dortmund as a talent coach.

With a plea for patience, Asante Twum said, “Let’s just calm down.” Let them finish up; once they have, they will submit a report to the Executive Council outlining the rationale behind each candidate they placed in the pecking order.

“Depending on your preferences, demands, and working conditions, you may have your first, second, or third choice when going through these processes.”

The Black Stars have struggled recently, winning just two wins in their previous 12 major tournament matchups. Whoever steps into the post will have enormous shoes to fill.

According to FIFA, they are presently rated 14th in Africa and 67th overall.

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