Ghana Legend Dreams of Coaching Spanish Giants Real Madrid and Barcelona

Ghana Legend Dreams of Coaching Spanish Giants Real Madrid and Barcelona

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM
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  • Former Ghana winger Bernard Don Bortey has revealed his desire to coach European giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus
  • The ex-Hearts of Oak player has been named U14 coach of the former Ghana Premier League champions
  • Don Bortey helped Hearts of Oak to several titles in the early 2000's, winning the inaugural CAF Confederation Cup

Accra Hearts of Oak legend, Bernard Don Bortey has big dreams of coaching some of the elite clubs in the world.

The former Ghana international has disclosed his desire of coach Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. He also showed interest in working with Italian heavyweights Juventus.

Don Bortey has just began his coaching career after he was named U14 coach of Hearts of Oak earlier this week.

Bernard Don Bortey, Ghana, Spain, Barcelona, Real Madrid
Former Ghana forward Bernard Don Bortey has revealed his dreams of coaching Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus. Credit: @ghanasoccernet @ghanafaofficial
Source: Twitter

Although he is yet to coach a senior side, Don Bortey is already dreaming big with the hopes of becoming a successful coach as he was as a player.

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"That's not where I'm targeting, although we start from somewhere. But for me, my target is to coach Real Madrid, Barcelona, or Juventus. I said this thing on the radio some time ago, and today I'm saying it on TV," he told Onua FM as quoted by Pulse.
"Even then, I wasn't a coach. I said I'll coach Barcelona when I become a coach. Ghanaians lashed out at me me, saying I can't. Maybe it looks huge in the eyes of humans, but it's not huge in God's eyes.
"Because the ones who are coaching these teams were players like Don Bortey, and now they are coaching. So if Don Bortey says he will be a coach, why not support me with prayers rather than criticizing that I can't do it?
"I know that with what I'm saying, I'm not going to give up. That is why they call me the humble Lion. I'm strong."

Don Bortey had a trophy-laden career with Hearts of Oak, winning the Ghana Premier League four times and made history with the club after helping them win the inaugural CAF Champions League in 2004.

Sulley Muntari reveals why he left Hearts of Oak

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that legendary Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari has shared his experience playing in the domestic topflight league with Hearts of Oak.

The 37-year-old spent six months with the Accra-based club, winning the President Cup and the FA Cup.

His decision to play in the Ghana Premier League was because his son wanted to watch him play, but Jamal Muntari quit going to the stadium after two games because his father could not score goals.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.