After completing his role as Technical Advisor, Chris Hughton has been tagged as a contender to become the new head coach of the Ghana men’s national team, the Black Stars.
The 64-year-old’s advisory arrangement – which began in February 2022 – came to an end after Ghana failed to go past the group stage of the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup.
Otto Addo also left his position as head coach as he had already told the Ghana Football Association that he intended to leave after the Mundial.
Last week, the spokesperson for the Ghana FA disclosed that around 60 people had applied for the position and that none had come from a local.
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"It is likely a decision on the next Black Stars coach will be taken this January. About 60 applicaitons received"
– Henry Asante (@MistarHAT), GFA Communications Director.
— Footy-Ghana.com 🇬🇭 (@FootyGhana) January 10, 2023
Hughton, the ex-Newcastle and Brighton manager, has not worked as a manager since September 2021, when he was dismissed by Nottingham Forest.
According to Andy Naylor for the Athletic, Hughton “wants to be a No 1 again and he is keen on the Ghana role but is open to a return to club management if the Black Stars decide to pursue other options.”