I made it clear to GFA I’ll combine Black Stars and Dortmund jobs – Otto Addo

Ghana coach Otto Addo has disclosed that he made it plain to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) from day one that he could only take command of the Black Stars on an interim basis.

According to him, the administration of the football association already understood that he planned to combine his duty as Ghana coach with that at Dortmund.

Addo was named the temporary coach of the Black Stars in February, but he now acts as a scout and assistant trainer at Dortmund.

His standing increased when he managed Ghana to clinch their berth at the World Cup at the cost of West African rivals Nigeria.

His term as head coach was later extended by the GFA until after the 2022 World Cup.

Asked how he has so far managed to reconcile his jobs as a national team coach and at Dortmund, Addo said the GFA already understood his ambitions.

“The association had already asked me to coach in February, but at that time their priority was on someone who could work permanently for Ghana,” he told the World Soccer Magazine.

“The offer was a great honour for me. In the talks, I made it clear that I could do the national team job on an interim basis and as a dual function with my Dortmund work. I think as a national coach you should also live in the country you work for in the long term.

“Of course, many things can also be organised and delegated remotely in the short term. But I see myself staying in Germany, at least for the next few years.”

Ghana is paired in a tricky group alongside Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea for the upcoming tournament in Qatar.

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