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Manu hoping to land Asante Kotoko coaching role in future

16:31 BST 18/10/2018
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The former Porcupine Warriors defender is hoping to return to the club as a coach but not in the immediate future

Former Asante Kotoko defender Richard Manu has revealed his desire to become the club's head coach in the future but made it clear he is not in the frame to replace C.K Akonnor at the end of the season.

The 44-year-old spent two seasons with the Porcupine Warriors between 2007 and 2009 and won one Ghana Premier League title.

He holds Caf B coaching license and currently in Germany for refreshal courses.

"I will definitely become the head coach of Asante Kotoko one day before I die because it is a club I love so much," Manu told Silver FM.

 "I achieved little with Kotoko as a player but it was one of the memorable moments in my career. Now, the aim is to develop myself as one of the best coaches and return to the club to lead them. This doesn't mean I want succeed Akonnor very soon," he added.

Manu also insisted that it is impossible for Akonnor to achieve the club's target of winning either the Caf Champions League or Confederation Cup within the next three seasons.

"It's impossible for the coach to win any continental trophy for Kotoko within his three-year contract he signed," he said.

"This is because there's no active league in Ghana. Again, he has to win the league or FA Cup before he can qualify for any  of the competitions, so how can that be possible?

"Akonnor is a good friend and has a German mentality of coaching so with him I think the club can make some progress but winning a continental title should be out of the equation," he added.

Manu was the assistant coach of Ghana Premier League dubutants Karela United in the 2017-18 season which was truncated mid-way through.