Former Black Star Player, Otto Addo Takes Up Coaching Job

Former Black Star Player, Otto Addo Takes Up Coaching Job

Former Ghana international Otto Addo, has been appointed assistant coach of the Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland.

The head of Football, Carsten Jensen told the club website that "We have been looking for an addition to the team and with Otto on board we have a coach who understands the European and African mentality,"

According to him, Nordsjælland are hoping that Addo can pass on his experience to the club's next generation.

One of a small but increasing number of Africans working as a coach in European football, he has welcomed his appointment.

Right to Dream is a football academy that started in Ghana and which now has bases in seven different African countries.

The 40-year-old who previously worked as a scout for the Black Stars as well as an assistant at German side Hamburger played for Ghana between 1999 and 2006, when he featured at that year's World Cup in Germany.

Addo is a former Bundesliga player with Hannover and Borussia Dortmund among others. He won the German league with Dortmund in 2002, the same year that the team were beaten by Dutch side Feyenoord in the Uefa Cup final, with Addo a second-half substitute.

The Danish Superliga is currently on a winter break but resumes in late February.

Nordsjælland, whose sole title came in 2012, currently sit eighth in the 12-team league.


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