Lamptey: Hughton the right man to coach Ghana

Lamptey: Hughton the right man to coach Ghana
Chris Hughton. Bradley Collyer/PA Archive/PA Images

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Feb 16, 2023. 14:41

England-born Irish tactician Chris Hughton is the right man to lead the Black Stars according to former Ghana international Nii Odartey Lamptey.

Hughton was recently appointed new head coach of the national team by the Ghanaian Football Association as he replaces Atto Oddo who resigned from the position last November.

Prior to his appointment, Hughton was serving as the Black Stars technical technical adviser and he is now in charge of the West African giants.

Odartey, who played for Ghana at the 1996 AFCON finals, believes Hughton’s involvement with the team makes him the perfect man for the job

“He (Hughton) has been with this team as Technical head and properly like you said many people believe he should succeed Otto Addo,” Lamptey said on Ghana Soccer Net.

“He knows the team well. Bringing in a new person means you have to start all over. For now he has the opportunity to correct everything he thinks is wrong with the team.

“I think Chris Hughton is the right person to appoint for now. So if things work out then we know as Technical head and now as coach he has helped solve our problems.”

The 64-year-old has taken charge of Republic of Ireland and Tottenham Hotspur as interim head coach.

He has also coached English Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion.

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