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Top-tier Coach Felix Magath Eyes Ghana’s Vacant Position

A New Dawn for Ghana Football?

by Motoni Olodun

In a surprising turn of events, Felix Magath, the former coach of Bayern Munich, has expressed interest in taking over the reins of the Ghana national team. This development comes in the wake of Chris Hughton’s dismissal following Ghana’s lackluster performance at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana, a four-time African champion, had a disappointing run in the tournament, exiting at the group stage. The team’s final group game was particularly disheartening as they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2, leading to their early exit.

The search for Hughton’s successor is underway, and Magath’s name has emerged as a strong contender. His agent, Vukoja Josip, confirmed Magath’s interest in an exclusive conversation with Ghanasoccernet.

Magath, who has a reputation for transforming underperforming teams, could be the man to do that if he gets the chance. He has also expressed his admiration for the Ghanaian football culture, which he said resembles the South American flair. “Ghana has a lot of talent and passion for the game. I think they have a similar style to Brazil or Argentina, very skillful and creative,” he said.

Magath, 70, boasts an impressive resume, having won three Bundesliga titles, a European Cup, and a UEFA European Championship as a footballer. His transition into coaching has been equally successful, with two Bundesliga titles and two DFB-Pokal (German Cups) during his three-year stint with Bayern Munich. He also led Wolfsburg to a Bundesliga title and has been named German Football Manager of the Year three times.

However, Magath is not the only candidate for the Ghana job, as reports have linked other names such as Herve Renard, Milovan Rajevac, and Ibrahim Tanko to the role. The GFA will have to weigh its options carefully and make the best decision for the future of Ghanaian football.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has set a three-week deadline for the search committee to find a suitable replacement for Hughton. Given Magath’s proven track record and wealth of experience, he could be the fresh start the Black Stars need.

Despite the recent setback, there is still hope for the Black Stars, who have qualified for the 2024 World Cup in Qatar, where they will face Spain, Japan, and Canada in the group stage. With a new coach and a new vision, Ghana could bounce back and make its mark on the global stage.

Source: GhanaSoccernet

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