Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti are my coaching idols - Maxwell Konadu

Ghanaian coach Maxwell Konadu has named Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti as his coaching idols.

Maxwell Konadu names Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti as his coaching idols

Konadu remains one of the most respected managers on the local scene, having previously served as the assistant coach of Ghana’s national team while also managing several teams in the Ghana Premier League.

The 51-year-old enjoyed a decent playing career that saw line up for Asante Kotoko and King Faisal in Ghana and also played in Tunisia, Qatar, Germany and Portugal before hanging his boots.

Since venturing into management, Konadu has managed some Ghanaian clubs, including Kotoko and Legon Cities.

He also recently won the Ghana FA Cup with Nsoatreman FC before completing a move to South African side Black Leopards FC earlier this week.

In a Q&A session with 3Sports, Konadu was asked about his coaching idols and he picked Mourinho and Ancelotti.

The former Kotoko boss also named Sulley Muntari, Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu as the best players he has ever managed.

Meanwhile, Konadu will be aiming to lead Black Leopards back to the South African topflight after they finished 10th in the Division One League last season.

“Black Leopards Football Club has appointed Ghanaian Maxwell Konadu as a head coach for the coming season. Konadu who has penned a three-year deal with 'Lidoda Duvha' holds CAF Coaching License A and a wealth of experience as he has previously coached teams like 24 times Ghana Premier League Champions Asante Kotoko SC,” a statement from the South African club said on Tuesday.

It added: “He will be assisted by Solly Luvhengo, Tendai Tanyanyiwa as the Goalkeeper Coach and Majaha Ndhlovu as the Physical Trainer.”

Konadu, who previously served as the assistant coach of Ghana’s national team, won the Ghana Premier League and President’s Cup with Kotoko.

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