Yet To Be Confirmed Ghana Coach Reveals How He Will Combine Dortmund Job With Black Stars Role

Yet To Be Confirmed Ghana Coach Reveals How He Will Combine Dortmund Job With Black Stars Role

  • Otto Addo has disclosed how he will combined the dual role of coaching the Black Stars and developing talents at Dortmund
  • The former Dortmund player is yet to be confirmed coach of the senior national team but has revealed an agreement has been reached with the GFA
  • Otto Addo was in charge of the Black Stars as Ghana edged Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Soon-to-be-confirmed Black Stars coach Otto Addo has revealed his plans to combine the Ghana job with his Dortmund work.

The World Cup qualifying coach has agreed to be in charge of the senior national team for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers and the FIFA World Cup later this year, but will not relinquish his Dortmund job.

In an interview with Transfermarkt, the 46-year-old revealed that his able assistants Didi Dramani and Francis Bugri play a critical role in the preparation of the team for international assignment.

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Otto Addo, Ghana, Black Stars, Germany
Otto Addo says he has plans of how to combine Ghana job with Black Stars role. Credit: Getty Images
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"From scouts to analysts to the trainers, I have a very good team around me that I trust and that supports me very well. That's the most important. My assistant coach Didi Dramani takes care of many things on site," he said.
"Our Technical Advisor Chris Hughton also does a lot of the work for me. My former teammate and good friend Francis Bugri forwards our elaborated plans to the appropriate departments. In the evenings we get together several times a week in zoom meetings and exchange ideas very closely and in detail.
"Of course, this is a challenge and for me it has a lot to do with the appropriate organization and controlling, but I think we handle it very well. During the day I'm completely on the BVB grounds for Borussia. Of course you talk to one or the other player in between, especially when the next games are coming up, like in June. But I do most things, phone calls, meetings, etc., in the evenings when the children are asleep."

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Otto Addo set to coach Ghana at the World Cup in Qatar

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Black Stars midfielder Otto Addo has reached an agreement with the Ghana Football Association to lead the Black Stars at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Addo was initially appointed as head coach of the Black Stars on an interim basis following the sack of Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac.

He was appointed as the head of a four-man technical team that comprised of Aston Villa U23 coach George Boateng, ex-Asante Kotoko coach Mas-ud Didi Dramani and Chris Hughton, formerly of Newcastle United.

Source: Sports Brief News