The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has appointed Chris Hughton as the coach for the National team, Black Stars.
The Ghana Black Stars have a new coach after Otoo Addo resigned. A statement was released by the Ghana Football Association, disclosing that Chris Hughton will be assisted by George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani.
In 2008, Chris Hughton was announced as the first-team coach of Newcastle United under Kevin Keegan. By September that year, he was made caretaker manager following Keegan’s exit.
He was later appointed as Newcastle’s permanent manager after their relegation to the Championship and he guided them to gain promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Chris has since managed Birmingham City, Norwich City, Brighton and Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest.
Read the GFA’s statement on his appointment below:
The Ghana Football Association has the pleasure to appoint Chris Hughton as Head Coach of the Black Stars following extensive deliberations between the two parties.
The appointment is in line with the vision of the GFA to continue with the project of building a formidable squad that started with Otto Addo in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament.
Mr. Hughton has been the Technical Advisor of the Black Stars for the past twelve months.
The GFA has also decided to maintain Assistant Coaches George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani.
The three coaches were part of the technical team for the World Cup in Qatar.
Details about the duration of the contract and terms of engagement would be announced in due course.