In Summary

  • Otto Addo is returning for a second spell as coach of Ghana’s men’s national soccer team
  • Borussia Dortmund has agreed to release Otto Addo during the March international window
  • Addo already coached Ghana on an interim basis for much of 2022

Otto Addo has been reinstated as the coach of the Black Stars by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The former Ghanaian international takes over from Chris Hughton, who was relieved of his duties following the team’s disappointing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign in Ivory Coast earlier this year.

Otto Addo’s appointment comes after the recommendation of the five-member Black Stars Head Coach search committee.

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Otto Addo’s Contract

Ghana set to reappoint Otto Addo as Black Stars coach/photo courtesy

 

GFA confirmed that they have offered Addo a 34-month contract with the option to extend for a further two years

Addo already coached Ghana on an interim basis for much of 2022, including at the World Cup in Qatar, when Ghana beat South Korea but was still eliminated in the group stage.

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Borussia Dortmund to release Otto Addo

Otto Addo /photo courtesy

 

Borussia Dortmund has agreed to release Otto Addo during the March international window, allowing him to assume the position permanently in May of this year.

“To be able to take over the role of head coach of my national team is a great privilege,” Addo said in a statement by Dortmund. “As interim coach I have already had the chance to gather intensive experience in this role and I look forward to the task that lies ahead of me, starting in the summer.”

Addo’s role at Dortmund is as the “talent coach” responsible for developing a select group of promising youngsters at a club famed for producing some of European soccer’s brightest young talents. He has worked with players including Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.

Otto Addo has been serving as a talent coach at Borussia Dortmund, with the Bundesliga club announcing that he will depart from his role in the summer.

Additionally, they have confirmed his release for the upcoming international break, after which he will return to Germany.

 

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