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George Boateng quits Aston Villa job to focus on Black Stars

George Boateng has left his role as coach for Aston Villa U-23 side to concentrate on Black Stars duties for the upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup.

After a successful stint with Villa’s U-18 team, Boateng was handed the nod to lead the U-23 team in 2020.

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But the former Dutch international born to Ghanaian parents has now resigned after two years in charge.

“Leaving Aston Villa after 3 wonderful seasons was not an easy decision but having the opportunity to coach my country at the World Cup was too good to turn down,” Boateng wrote on Instagram Thursday.

“I have learned so much and I’m grateful for the time spent at this beautiful, amazing club.

“I want to thank the players, staff and fans for their wonderful support and I wish the club every success in the future.”

Boateng was recently added to the Black Stars technical team led by Otto Addo and managed to qualify Ghana for their fourth senior World Cup.

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The task ahead is the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar and that is George Boateng’s focus now.

“For now, I will concentrate on my role as the Assistant Coach of Ghana ahead of the World Cup.”


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Ghana is placed in Group H of the Qatar World Cup with Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.


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