Ghana’s Otto Addo is the fourth coach to leave the national team after the 2022 World Cup
Ghana coach Otto Addo has confirmed he will retire after the team’s World Cup exit on Friday, having said before the tournament in Qatar that he would not be staying after that.
The inexperienced 47-year-old, a former Ghana international who was born in Germany and made his debut for the Black Stars at the 2006 World Cup, was a surprise date plunge between Ghana’s embarrassing elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations in January being in the Nations Finals and play-offs. Their World Cup against Nigeria.
Despite previous coaching experience with only the youth teams of Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund, he had Chris Houghton, the former Newcastle United and Brighton manager, as his adviser as Ghana capitalized on their wealth to help Nigeria secure a place in Qatar following suit.
“I said before that it was clear that I would retire after the World Cup. At the moment my family and I see our future in Germany, I like my role in Dortmund,” Addo said after Ghana were knocked out of the tournament after losing 2-0 to Uruguay at the Al Janoub Stadium.