Former Newcastle Manager Chris Hughton Reveals Why He Accepted Black Stars Role

Former Newcastle Manager Chris Hughton Reveals Why He Accepted Black Stars Role

  • Ex-Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has disclosed what informed his decision to accept his technical advisory role in the Black Stars of Ghana
  • The 63-year-old will support interim coach Otto Addo and his assistants Masud-Didi Dramani and George Boateng for the Nigeria clash
  • The Black Stars will host the Super Eagles in Cape Coast for the first leg of the qualifiers before travelling to Abuja for the second leg

The reason why former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton accepted a role to become Ghana's technical advisor for the Nigeria clash has been revealed.

After Ghana's abysmal performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, the Black Stars were searching for a new coach after the sacking of Milovan Rajevac, with Hughton being one of the rumoured options to take over.

However, the Ghana Football Association settled on Otto Addo as the caretaker coach of the Black Stars with Chris Hughton acting as the technical advisor.

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Chris Hughton reveals why he accepted Black Stars role ahead of Nigeria clash
Chris Hughton breaks silence on Black Stars appointment. Photo credit: Ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

In his first interview after the Black Stars role, the 63-year-old revealed that he was inspired to take the appointment by his father's connection to the West African country.

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Hughton said:

"Yes, and I have a lot of energy. "I am going to be involved with Ghana. "My father hailed from Ghana and Ghana have two World Cup play-off games against Nigeria.
"I am involved in that. "There is a coach but I have the title of technical advisor and my role will be to support the coach and the staff for these two games.
"But I am very much looking to get back and have a lot to offer."

Interim coach Otto Addo will be supported by Masud-Didi Dramani and George Boateng as his assistants.

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Ghana will host Nigeria in Cape Coast for the first leg of the qualifiers before travelling to Abuja for the second leg.

Chris Hughton spotted in Accra amid Ghana job links

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that, Chris Hughton has arrived in Accra ahead of a meeting with the Ghana Football Association over the vacant Black Stars coaching job.

The former Brighton and Hove Albion manager has been linked with the Black Stars job following the dismissal of Milovan Rajevac after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations.

In a photo posted on Twitter, sighted by SportsBrief.com, the 63-year-old was spotted with a pal before this week's reported meeting with the FA.

Source: Sports Brief News

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