The 64-year-old Irishman Chris Hughton is the new national coach of Ghana. The football federation of the West African country announced this on Sunday. Last year, Hughton was already working as a technical advisor in Otto Addo’s staff at Ghana.
With Addo at the helm, Ghana qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, but it ended there after a win and two losses in the group stage. Hughton gets George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani as assistants. They too were already part of Addo’s staff.
Hughton started his coaching career in 1997 as a caretaker at Tottenham, whose colors he defended at right back for thirteen seasons. After that, the 53-time Ireland international was head coach at Newcastle (2009-2010), Birmingham (2011-2012), Norwich City (2012-2014), Brighton (2014-2019) and Nottingham Forest (2020-2021).