Former Brighton and Hove Albion Manager Applies for Vacant Ghana Job
- Chris Hughton has applied for the vacant Ghana senior national team coaching job
- The former Brighton manager has worked with the squad since March of last year
- The Ghana Football Association are set to name a new coach before January is over
Former manager of Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United, Chris Hughton has reportedly applied for the vacant Black Stars job.
The Irishman, who was part of Ghana's technical team at the World Cup in Qatar, has showed interest in the national side head position.
According to reports in Ghana, the experienced manager dropped his application this week as the country's FA works on appointing a new gaffer this month. The Black Stars have been without a coach since Otto Addo stepped down after Ghana's early 2022 World Cup exit.
Although Hughton worked with the Borussia Dortmund talent manager, he only acted as a technical advisor.
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The Ghana Football Association has confirmed receiving over 60 applications for the vacant job.
“The Black Stars is one of the most attractive brands on the continent. Every single day you open the GFA email, you will see someone has applied for the Black Stars coaching job,” said the FA's Communications Director, Henry Asante Twum.
Twum said that a team could not include the Ghanaian star, Mohammed Kudus and not be appealing to a coach.
“It is an attractive brand, no doubt about that. Even the very day coach Otto Addo confirmed he was leaving, we had coaches expressing interest in the job."
Hughton first joined the Black Stars for the World Cup play-off against Nigeria in March 2022, before playing a part of the team's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in June last year.
The former Nottingham Forest manager also travelled with the team to Japan for the Kirin Cup tournament, before re-joining the team in Qatar for the World Cup tournament.
Race for Ghana job intensifies
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Communications Director of the GFA, Twum has disclosed that its outfit has received over 60 applications for the vacant Black Stars job.
Ghana has been without a national team coach since Otto Addo stepped down as gaffer, following the Black Stars' exit from the World Cup in Qatar.
Assistant coach, George Boateng and technical advisor, Chris Hughton are both reportedly interested taking on the head coach role.
Source: Sports Brief News