Otto Addo has delivered a message for his successor as Head Coach of the Black Stars.
Addo after Ghana’s exit from the Group Stages of the Qatar 2022 World Cup on Friday announced his decision to leave his role as head coach of the team, ending his 6 months stint.
Following his departure which is expected to be officially confirmed by the Ghana FA at the end of this month, Otto Addo has advised his successor to be himself and fulfill his ideas no matter the circumstances.
“Be himself, fulfil his ideas no matter who tries to come between but he should listen to his coaching staff, take advice and if there is anything I can do to help, I am always there,” Otto Addo said as quoted by Ghana Soccernet.
“I will give advice and help my motherland. [He] should not listen to negativity too much, be fearless.”
Meanwhile, the Vice President of the Ghana FA, Mark Addo has revealed that the federation has a succession plan.
‘’We knew coach [Otto Addo] will be leaving in six months, so we do have a succession plan,’’ Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee Mark Addo said as quoted by Ghana FA media.
‘’We just going through the process, it’s a process, you know the Ghana Football Association works with different stakeholders in this decision-making process.
‘’Like I said, first thing is to get our reports in quickly, have a meeting within our stakeholders, including the President, the Executive Council and Government and once that is done, we will make a decision on his successor. So yes, we have a plan.”
The Ghana FA is expected to announce Otto Addo’s successor before the resumption of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in March.