Newly appointed Black Stars coach, Chris Hughton, the has been reported to have turned down a one-year contract offer from the Ghana Football Association.
According to Accra-based Original FM, Chris Hughton was offered a one-year contract, which he declined.
According to the report, the former Brighton and Hove Albion manager is seeking a three-year contract in order to build a trophy-winning team.
According to the report, the government of Ghana through the sports ministry, is also in favour of a three-year deal for Chris Hughton, but the FA is only willing to give him one year.
The Ghana Football Association named Chris Hughton as the new coach of the Black Stars on February 12.
A statement on the FA’s website read, “The Ghana Football Association has the pleasure to appoint Chris Hughton as Head Coach of the Black Stars following extensive deliberations between the two parties.
“The appointment is in line with the vision of the GFA to continue with the project of building a formidable squad that started with Otto Addo in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament.”
Chris Hughton’s father, Willie Highton, died in the UK just days before he was set to be introduced as the Black Stars’ head coach, forcing the ceremony to be delayed.
“Chris had to stay in the UK because he lost his dad and needed time with his family and plan the burial service. That’s why he’s not been to Ghana yet” Henry Asante Twum, the spokesperson of the FA disclosed in an interview.
“We expect Chris in Ghana next week if everything goes according to plan. We are constantly engaging on his unveiling, media engagement, and build-up to the games,” Henry added.
According to Henry, the unveiling ceremony of Ghana’s coaches, and the squad announcements for the Angola doubleheader are also expected to be made.
“He is working, Chris and his assistants will be unveiled together. When he arrives we will communicate the date and venue for his unveiling and then use that as part of the build-up to the game against Angola.
“There will also be squad announcements, details of the contract, and the targets set for the new technical team.”
Ghana will play Angola in Kumasi on March 23 before travelling to Luanda for the rematch four days later.
The Black Stars are joint top of Group E with Angola with four points after two games.