Hughton arrived in Ghana last week and is one of the frontrunners to become the Black Stars’ next head coach.
‘You have our blessing’ – Gbese Mantse assures Chris Hughton over Black Stars job
Former Premier League manager Chris Hughton was given a nice reception when he visited the Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayi-Bonte II.
Having paid a courtesy call on the Ga Chief, Nii Ayi-Bonte II said he will support him fully, should he be named Ghana coach.
“I want to assure you that if you are appointed the next Black Stars Head Coach, you have a lot of work to do,” the Chief said, as quoted by Citinewsroom.
“You’ll get the support of Ghanaians when you win but not when you lose. We give you our blessings, you will make it.”
On his part, Hughton said his father is from Jamestown and that he was proud to revisit the land of his father.
“It’s a pleasure for me to meet you and I’ve heard so much about you and I know how much you enjoy football,” the 63-year-old said.
“Predominantly, the reason I’m here is to see family, my Father is from Jamestown and this will be a very proud moment for him.
“I very much appreciate and welcome your words of wisdom and this is something that I’ll take forward with me.”
This comes after Hughton reportedly met President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House earlier this week to discuss replacing Milovan Rajevac as Ghana boss.
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