Former Brighton Boss Chris Hughton Set to Become the New Manager of the Black Stars of Ghana

Milovan Rajevac led Ghana to the AFCON 2010 final where they lost 1-0 to Egypt. That year, he also led them to the world cup quarter-final where they lost to Uruguay on penalties. He returned as the team manager in September 2021 but his second stint wasn’t a memorable one. Ghana struggled at AFCON 2021 with two losses and a draw, finishing bottom of Group C with one point. Rajevac was dismissed as a result.

Former Brighton Boss Chris Hughton Close to Landing His First National Team Job as Manager

Will Chris Hughton Restore Ghana to Their Glory Days?

Former Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton is set to replace Rajevac as manager of the Ghanaian national team. Hughton, whose father is Ghanaian, retired from professional football in 1993. He has taken up quite a number of coaching jobs ever since. He first served as interim manager of Tottenham Hotspur, then later served as Newcastle manager. After that, he took charge of Birmingham City, Norwich City, Brighton and most recently, Nottingham Forest. Now he is close to landing his first national team job as manager, having previously served Ireland’s assistant manager.

Earlier, there were speculations that Borussia Dortmund assistant manager Otto Addo would take over from Rajevac. However, according to reports, he would serve as Hughton’s assistant, alongside former Dortmund player Ibrahim Tanko.

Hughton won the Championship with Newcastle in the 2009/10 season. He finished runner-up with Brighton in the 2016/17 Championship season. In February 2018, he was named Premier League Manager of the Month. He sure has something to offer as a manager- and Ghana would hope to get the best from him. Ghana play long-time rivals Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers in March. The first leg takes place on March 23 while the second leg takes place on March 29. How well will Hughton fare with the four-time Africa Cup of Nations champions?

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