Chris Hughton will be appointed as technical director/advisor of Ghana for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December, according to a report from the The Athletic
In February, Chris Hughton (Technical advisor), together with Otto Addo (Head Coach), George Boateng (Assistant Coach) and Didi Dramani (Assistant Coach) were appointed by the Ghana FA to lead Black Stars in the World Cup playoff against Nigeria.
The quartet achieved the ultimate as Ghana edged Nigeria on away goals rule to secure a place at the World to played from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
Following the qualification, the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo implored Ghana FA to maintain the four-man interim technical team until at least after the World Cup before taking a substantive decision.
Per reports from the local media, the FA has reached an agreement with Otto Addo, George Boateng and Didi Dramani to maintain their respective positions, whereas Chris Hughton is reluctant to occupy the technical advisory.
Nevertheless, a report from the Athletic indicates that Chris Hughton has agreed to occupy the position and is the driving force behind Ghana’s bid to convince Tariq Lamptey, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Eddie Nketiah to change national allegiances ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
The former Newcastle, Norwich, Brighton and Nottingham Forest manager is reported to have held positive talks with the trio and it is only a matter of time when they’ll be confirmed as new Black Stars players.