Chris Hughton: Five things you (probably) didn’t know about the Englishman guiding the Black Stars to new heights

Since taking charge of the Black Stars in 2020, Hughton has been instrumental in revitalising the team and bringing them closer to achieving their long-standing goal of becoming a dominant force in African football

Chris Hughton, the former English footballer and current coach of the Black Stars, has been making waves in the football world with his impressive leadership and tactical acumen.

Since taking charge of the Black Stars in 2020, Hughton has been instrumental in revitalising the team and bringing them closer to achieving their long-standing goal of becoming a dominant force in African football.

Here are five facts about Ghana’s coach: 

1. Jamaican parents

Hughton’s journey to coach Ghana is an interesting one. Born in London to Jamaican parents, he had a successful playing career as a full-back for clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

After retiring from professional football, Hughton transitioned into coaching, initially working as an assistant manager for various clubs in England.

2. Sought-after coach in England

His first breakthrough as a manager came when he guided Newcastle United to promotion from the Championship to the Premier League in the 2009–2010 season.

This achievement earned him the Premier League Manager of the Month award and established him as a promising young coach in English football.

Hughton’s success continued as he went on to manage Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion, both of whom he led to promotion to the Premier League. His ability to build strong, disciplined teams and his tactical flexibility made him a highly sought-after coach in England.

3. The surprising move to Ghana

In 2020, Hughton took on a new challenge by accepting the offer to coach the Ghanaian national team. This move surprised many, as he had previously been linked with coaching positions in the English leagues. However, Hughton saw the opportunity to work with a talented group of players and believed he could make a significant impact on Ghanaian football.

Under Hughton’s guidance, Ghana has shown tremendous improvement. He has implemented a more attacking style of play, encouraging his players to take risks and express themselves on the field. This change in approach has yielded positive results, with the team scoring more goals and playing an attractive brand of football.

Hughton’s emphasis on discipline and teamwork has also been instrumental in Ghana’s progress. He has instilled a strong work ethic in his players, demanding their full commitment and dedication. This has created a unified and cohesive team that is capable of competing against the best on the continent.

3. Off-the-field persona 

Off the field, Hughton has also been actively involved in developing grassroots football in Ghana. He has been working closely with local academies and youth teams, identifying and nurturing young talents.

His commitment to youth development has been widely praised, as he believes that a strong foundation is necessary for sustained success at the national level.

4. Chris Hughton’s influence

As Ghana continues its journey towards becoming a football powerhouse in Africa, Chris Hughton’s influence and expertise will undoubtedly play a crucial role. His tactical acumen, ability to motivate players, and commitment to youth development make him the ideal coach to lead Ghana to new heights.

With Hughton at the helm, Ghanaian football fans can be optimistic about the future. His track record and passion for the game make him a valuable asset to the Black Stars. As the team continues to progress under his guidance, the dream of winning major international tournaments may soon become a reality for Ghana.

5. Net salary

Ghana coach Chris Hughton was revealed as one of the highest-paid managers at the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.

According to a report by Senenews, Hughton earns around US$50,000 per month, placing him among the top 10 highest-paid managers at the tournament.

Asaase Radio 99.5 broadcasts on radio via 99.5 in Accra, 98.5 in Kumasi, 99.7 in Tamale, 100.3 in Cape Coast and on our affiliates Bawku FM 101.5 in Bawku, Beats FM 99.9 in Bimbilla, Somua FM 89.9 in Gushegu, Stone City 90.7 in Ho, Mining City 89.5 in Tarkwa and Wale FM 106.9 in Walewale
Tune in to broadcasts online:, Sound Garden and TuneIn
Follow us on Twitter: @asaaseradio995
Live streaming on Also on YouTube: 
Join the conversation. Call: 020 000 9951 or 059 415 7777. Or WhatsApp: 020 000 0995.


Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected