I aspire to coach Real Madrid or Barcelona one day – Don Bortey shares dream

Accra Hearts of Oak legend Bernard Don Bortey has disclosed that his coaching ambitions transcends Ghana and Africa.

Don Bortey

According the former U-17-star, Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are his targets in terms of aspirations.


Speaking in an interview on his recent appointment as a development coach of Hearts of Oak, Don Bortey said this is just the beginning of greater things he expects.

"That's not where I'm targeting, although we start from somewhere. But for me, my target is to coach Real Madrid, Barcelona, or Juventus. I said this thing on radio some time ago, and today I'm saying it on TV. Even then, I wasn't a coach. I said I'll coach Barcelona when I become a coach. Ghanaians lashed out at me me, saying I can't. Maybe it looks huge in the eyes of humans, but it's not huge in God's eyes," he said in an interview with Onua TV.

The former Black Stars player continued by explaining he would achieve his wild dream of the big teams in Europe.

"Because the ones who are coaching these teams were players like Don Boartey, and now they are coaching. So if Don Boartey says he will be a coach, why not support me with prayers rather than criticising that I can't do it? I know that with what I'm saying, I'm not going to give up. That is why they call me the humble Lion. I'm strong."

Don Bortey won four Ghana Premier League titles with the club and one CAF Confederations Cup.


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