Chris Hughton leading the race to become next Black Stars coach after Milovan Rajevac's exit?

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News Chris Hughton leading the race to become next Black Stars coach after Milovan Rajevac's exit?
JAN 28, 2022 LISTEN

Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United manager, Chris Hughton is leading the race to become the new Black Stars head coach following the sacking of Milovan Rajevac.

The UK born gaffer is expected to arrive in Ghana tonight to hold talks with the Ghana Football Association [GFA].

Hughton is expected to be in Ghana from January 28 to February 6, 2022, by which time he hopes to be officially announced as the new Black Stars coach.

the Irish trainer is expected to meet the Executive Council of the GFA and the Sports Ministry next week.

The 63-year-old who was born to Ghanaian postman Willie Hughton, speaks the Ga dialect fluently. He has previously coached Tottenham Hotspurs, Newcastle United, Norwich City, and Brighton and Hove Albion in England’s Premier League.

He has also served as assistant coach of Northern Ireland, a position he held from 2003 to 2005.

If hired, Hughton may be the key to luring Tariq Lamptey, Callum, Hudson-Odoi and other European based players of Ghanaian descent, who are yet to commit to the Black Stars.

He faces competition from Borussia Dortmund assistant coach Otto Addo for the Black Stars job. Two others; Aston Villa youth coach George Boateng and former Cameroon assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko, are also in contention for the vacant job.

The senior national team, the Black Stars team is currently without a coach after Milovan Rajevac was sacked on Wednesday.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) parted ways with the Serbian on the commendation of a technical report from the management committee.

Rajevac had come under intense pressure following Ghana’s poor showing at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

The 68-year-old supervised the Black Stars’ worse performance at the tournament after the team finished bottom in Group C without winning a single game.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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