There were many drawbacks to Otto Addo’s hiring as head coach of Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars, he claims.
Coach Addo made the announcement that he would be leaving his position as head coach of the Black Stars during a press conference following Ghana’s elimination from the World Cup.
The Dortmund tactician said his appointment was met with a lot of criticism and that he fell short of what some Ghanaians had hoped for during a press conference held today at the team’s hotel in Doha.
“I would never understand the mentality of those who think against a human to fail, and there are some humans doing this, I would never understand it,” he said.
The former Black Stars player said he was not afraid of the attacks against him, due to the experience he had gathered at his club side and in the national team.
“I don’t fear any of your critics, I’m so long in the game and I’m used to this. For me, it is not a problem, I don’t fear anything, just God,” he said.
He claimed that in order to balance the criticism, he would have preferred if Ghanaians had questioned his decisions whenever his team won games.
“It’s easy when we lose, the first question is why did you do this and that, but when we win no questions come against me,” he added.
The 47-year-old said that if the Black Stars had lost the friendly match against Switzerland, the same critics would have questioned why his key players were sitting on the bench.
He advised the media to utilize their influence to support players and coaches rather than to act as a forum for derogatory remarks.
Coach Addo will now concentrate on his club team, Dortmund, as trainer coach after resigning as the head coach of the Ghanaian team.
After losing 2-0 to Uruguay in their final Group H encounter, Ghana was unable to advance to the round of 16 at the current FIFA World Cup.