The Ghana Football Association has announced the roadmap to hire the next Black Stars coach and appointed a five-member search committee to evaluate and present a candidate to the Executive Council for approval.
This is after Chris Hughton was dismissed as Black Stars coach on Tuesday January 23, 2024.
The search committee will be chaired by the Vice President of the Ghana Football Federation, Mark Addo. Lawyer and Professor of Law Ace Ankomah (Esq.) will serve as Vice Chairman of the Search Committee, along with GFA Director of Coaching Education, Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah, Ghanaian Football Legend Opoku Nti and William Caesar Kartey, senior director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, as members.
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The search committee has three weeks to recommend the next Black Stars coach to the Executive Council for approval.
A detailed job description for the Black Stars head coach position will be released soon. However, an abbreviated version of the criteria for selecting the next head coach is as follows:
1. The potential head coach must be a proven winner in coaching top national teams or club football.
2. We must have a football philosophy that matches or complements our DNA
3. Must hold the highest football license in the world with over 15 years of coaching experience
4. Proven experience in team rebuilding, organization and developing young talent
5. Proven disciplinary, tactical and leadership skills.