Ex-Premier League coach Chris Hughton to meet officials in Ghana over Black Stars job – reports

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Former Premier League manager Chris Hughton has reportedly landed in Ghana for discussions with officials of the Ghana Football Association and government regarding the vacant Black Stars coaching job. 

The former Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion manager is said to be the frontrunner to become the next coach of the four-time African champions following the sacking of Milovan Rajevac.

Hughton has Ghanaian roots through his father.

He is very interested in the job despite being rejected last year before the appointment of Rajevac, a source told 3news.com.

The 63-year-old was among the coaches interviewed in September 2021 during the search for Charles Akonnor’s successor, but missed out on the job due to ‘high salary demand’.

Hughton, who was born in London, promised to get Ghanaian players born abroad such as Tariq Lamptey and Callum Hudson-Odoi to play for the Black Stars.

According to the report, the GFA Executive Council remain unconvinced about Hughton but are being forced to accept him.

The GFA sacked Rajevac a week after the Black Stars humiliating exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

A new coach is expected to be announced soon to start preparations for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria in March.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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