The Ghana Football Association has appointed Chris Hughton as Head Coach of the Black Stars following “extensive deliberations” between the two parties, the governing football body announced on Sunday.

“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 “, read the statement.

Born 11 December 1958 in England, Christopher William Gerard Hughton qualified to play football for the Republic of Ireland as the son of an Irish mother and a Ghanaian father.

From June 1993 to October 2007, he was a coach at Tottenham Hotspur. In February 2008, Hughton was appointed first team coach at Newcastle United. Chris Hughton became the Technical Advisor of the Ghana Black Stars for the past twelve months as Otto Addo was leading the team.

The GFA has also decided to maintain as Assistant Coaches George Boateng and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, who were also part of the Ghanaian technical team during 2022 World Cup.

“Details about the duration of the contract and terms of engagement would be announced in due course”, GFA said.