Dortmund’s Otto Addo expresses desire to continue as Black Stars coach

Dortmund assistant coach Otto Addo has expressed his desire to continue as Black Stars coach after impressing in an interim role.

“We need to sort some things out with the GFA and with Dortmund to clarify if I can continue [coaching Black Stars] for the AFCON 2023 qualifications. As for me, I’m ready [for Black Stars] but I have a contract with Dortmund and I have to clear some things before I can go further,” Addo said.

Addo works as a trainer scout for Dortmund and is expected to be named the Black Stars’ permanent coach after a successful stint as interim coach.

Addo led Ghana to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar last month, defeating Nigeria in the World Cup playoffs.

He revealed, “I am meeting with my bosses [Dortmund] on Thursday to discuss the Black Stars job and the possibility of continuing with them. Sure [I am willing to do Black Stars job] but I have to discuss the contract.”

“I have a good relationship [with Dortmund] so I hope they will allow me to continue to coach the Black Stars. Hopefully [I will be able to work with Dortmund and Black Stars at the same time],” Addo added.

Last week, Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku debunked reports that Addo had signed a one-year deal.

“I woke up this morning to many stories on coach Otto Addo. Truth [is] Ghana has not met with his employers [Dortmund] yet. Steps are being taken to that effect and we will keep everybody informed on progress made.

“Getting our technical team in place for upcoming assignments is high on the agenda of our football association,” Okraku wrote on his official Facebook page.

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