Otto Addo slams Ghana FA’s coaching criteria

The former Black Stars player has descended heavily on the criteria the football governing body of the four-time African champions is using to appoint a new coach

Hamburg SV youth coach Otto Addo has said that the criteria being used by the Ghana FA to employ a replacement to Appiah is outmoded and will not attract world-class coaches.
The ex-Black Stars midfielder who played for Ghana in the 2006 Fifa World Cup has distanced himself from the job after being linked to it in the local media.

“The process that the Ghana Football Association is using to select the new coach for the national team [Black Stars] is cumbersome and out of modern day football," Addo told Kumasi-based Angel FM.

“No good coach will apply for the job this way, because all the good coaches are not ready to apply but they can only be head-hunted, contacted and subsequently appointed.”

He added: “You [Ghana] have to go out and search for a better coach who best suits the job and negotiate than to go by this outmoded method.”

The 39-year-old coach played 15 times for Ghana and made his debut in a 5-0 victory over Eritrea on 28 February 1999.