Former Ghanaian coach Kwasi Appiah thinks Black Stars coaches should have at least five years to work and be successful.
Because coaches sometimes start their careers without having any prior knowledge of the players they would be working with, he thinks that this is crucial.
The 62-year-old, who has twice managed the Black Stars, believes that managers who are given the chance to oversee the squad for a period of five years will be successful.
He claimed that by doing this, they will have the opportunity to get to know the players’ strengths and limitations as well as design a winning strategy.
“When it comes to the national team, the least the national team coach should get is five years,” he said.
“The reason is that you have no knowledge of the players and it will take about a year or two to get to know the mentality of the players, their performance level, and how to integrate them.
“The other two or three years, you are looking at how you can get to play to a certain identity, tactically for you and go out there and try to win.
“I don’t see why you should be given five years and you can’t win anything, then you’re not worth your salt, you should not think of even coaching.
“I think that, after five years, you are ready to win something for the nation.”
In his two tenure, from 2012 to 2014 and from 2017 to 2020, Kwasi Appiah managed the Black Stars for two years each. His final match for Ghana came in December 2019.