Former coach of the Black Stars Otto has revealed that the decision for him to take the Black Stars job was a difficult one.
Otto Addo resigned from his position as the head coach of the Black Stars yesterday December 2, 2022, following the defeat to Uruguay that saw the Black Stars exit the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Speaking at the GFA media briefing today, he said it was tough for him to take up the job as a Black Stars coach.
“It’s not only in my hands. Before I started to work with the GFA, everybody knew and I said it before that I have a contract with Dortmund and I had to respect that even to come here was very difficult and the GFA put a lot of effort to release me and at the end, they came back themselves to Dortmund to speak to the boss and at the end, they decided to release me for this task.
“What you have to know is, the position I have as a talent is very crucial in Dortmund. We produce every year a lot of big talents and it’s a very crucial and important position for the club so normally they won’t want to let me go but because I want to help the country, the GFA went there and had very good talks so they released me for six months and I said it when I started that I had a contract and I could just sign for six months. This was the agreement between the GFA and Borussia Dortmund. It was not possible to do long and they told me they wouldn’t like me to go but I talked to them that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me so they let me go and we agreed on a six months term so, it will end now, and it hasn’t got anything to do with the outcome or results. It would have ended also if we were world champions, and I have to respect my contract, I have to respect the club I am working for and surely, maybe one day I will get the chance to work again with the GFA but the next two and half years, I have a contract with Dortmund and I have to respect that.” He ended.