The race for the Black Stars coaching job continues as Ghanaians have now drawn the battle line between Otto Addo and Chris Hughton.
The GFA and government are in search of a top-class coach who can rebuild the team from scratch as their search for international glory and World Cup qualification loom in the shadows.
Former Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton could be set for a shock return to management after being away from the game for some months now.
The former Premier League manager Chris Hughton according to reports and photos sighted has reportedly met with President Akufo-Addo as the race for the Black Stars coaching job gets keener.
The 63-year-old has been in Ghana for the last week and is said to have held talks over becoming Milovan Rajevac’s successor.
While the Ghana Football Association (GFA) prefers Addo, the government also favors Hughton as the man to bring the glory days to the national team.
Ghana’s Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu assuring him of the job had this to say on Angel FM.
“Chris Hughton is a coach who knows how to build with average materials and that’s Ghana’s situation now. Our materials are not good so we need Chris to weld. Otto Addo is just a second coach for Dortmund,” the legislator told Accra-based Angel FM.
According to a report by 3news, Hughton met with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Tuesday, where he was “assured of becoming Ghana’s next coach.”
The report adds that the President “threw his weight behind” the former West Ham United and Newcastle United boss to rebuild the Black Stars.