The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced the appointment of Chris Hughton as the new head coach of the Black Stars. The former Republic of Ireland international served as a technical advisor under the previous coach, Otto Addo, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup and now takes the helm as head coach.
Hughton brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having previously managed at the highest level in English football. He began his managerial career at Newcastle United, guiding the club to promotion back to the Premier League after their relegation to the Championship. He has since managed Birmingham City, Norwich City, Brighton and Hove Albion, and Nottingham Forest.
At Birmingham City, he led the team to the group stages of the Europa League and achieved an 11th-place finish in the Premier League with Norwich City in the 2012/13 season. He also became a legend at Brighton, leading them to Premier League promotion for the first time in the club’s history and reaching the semi-final of the FA Cup with the Seagulls.
The GFA’s appointment of Hughton is in line with their vision of continuing to build a formidable squad that started with Otto Addo for the World Cup in Qatar. Mr Hughton has been serving as the Technical Advisor of the Black Stars for the past twelve months and the GFA has decided to keep Assistant Coaches George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani as part of the coaching staff.
The Ghanaian football community is eager to see what Hughton can accomplish and how he can strengthen the Black Stars. Most football supporters have higher expectations for him given his wealth of management expertise and track record of achievement.
The GFA has not yet disclosed the length of Hughton’s contract or the terms of his engagement, but more information will be announced in due course. The Black Stars will look to start their new journey under Hughton with a bang and aim to become one of the strongest teams in Africa.