Ghana set to name Chris Hughton as new head coach

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) are set to set former Premier League coach Chris Hughton as head coach of Black Stars.

This follows a meeting on Friday between the GFA and Sports Ministry in which both parties agreed to name Hughton as Milovan Rajevac’s successor.

Early this week, Hughton met President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House, where he was assured of the job.

All was set for Otto Addo to take over the top job on an interim basis after meeting GFA President Kurt Okraku and Tony Baffoe in Germany early this week.

After meeting with Addo, who served as Rajevac’s assistant, the GFA delegation held a meeting with Dortmund.

The German club agreed to GFA’s proposal for Otto to supervise the Black Stars for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria.

However, according to sources from Ghana, there was a massive change in the last 24 hours.

Hughton, who travelled to Ghana to visit his family, has been approved by the government and GFA to become substantive coach.

Chris Hughton’s appointment is expected to be announced after Ghana’s games against Nigeria.

Hughton has already held discussions with President Akufo Addo at the Jubilee House and has been assured of the job.

Ghana will host the Super Eagles in the first leg on March 23 before travelling to Abuja for the return encounter on March 29.

The Black Stars having missed out in 2018 will be hoping to return to the Mundial for the fourth time.

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