George Boateng advises Ghana and other national teams to learn from Argentina

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Assistant Coach of the Black Stars, George Boateng has advised his outfit and other nations to learn from World Champions Argentina in regards to the setting of their technical team.

Argentina recently won their first World Cup since 1986 and third World Cup in their history after beating France 4-2 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

The success of the La Albiceleste has largely been credited to their backroom staff which is made up of four of their ex players who include head coach, Lionel Scaloni and assistants Pablo Aimar, Roberto Ayala and Walter Samuel.

Argentina technical team

Speaking on BeinSports as a pundit, George Boateng who was part of Ghana’s technical team at the World Cup urged other countries to learn from Argentina by involving more of their former players in their technical teams.

“I think a lot of nations can take actually a good example of what they [Argentina] have done. In a lot of cases and in some countries, there are ex players who are qualified and can do a good job and can represent the country but they don’t get the opportunity.”

“But then if you look at how Argentina has established themselves with their backroom staff, I think it is easier for Scaloni to go to Aimar and go what do you think? Do we need an attacking midfielder or defense midfielder in this situation?”

“He’s an ex colleague, he has played at high level and it makes those conversion flow and most of the time you don’t actually have to pinpoint the problem because your colleague already knows. It makes the working relationship so much easier and better, to understand each other.”

“There are different coaches who can do different things but the way they set up is fantastic with the ex players in place and the understanding which can tranform onto the players,” he added.

Meanwhile, George Boateng’s contract as assistant coach of the Black Stars will expire at the end of this month. Per reports, the former Aston Villa midfielder is amongst a short list of 6 coaches for the vacant Black Stars managerial job.

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