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Former Hammer Hughton gets the bullet

Former Hammer Hughton gets the Ghana bullet

Former Hammer Chris Hughton has been given the bullet by Ghana after the team were kicked out of the Afcon t0urnament.

Mo Kudus will be on his way how – and most Hammers will be grateful – but the axe fell on 60 year old Hughtion;s head less than 24 hours  after the Black Stars elimination.

Despite Mo scoring twice in the opening game the team’s opening draw the team could not even manage to finish as one of the four best third placed teams in a competition for which they were certainly expected to make the last 16 at the least,

Hughton, 6o, had been in charge since last February, having previously been Ghana’s technical advisor for the 2022 World Cup  qualifiers and finals.

Ghana have won the competition on four occasions but finished bottom of a group which included Cape Verde, Egypt  and Mozambique.

The former Newcastle, Brighton and Nottingham Forest boss’ departure was announced by Ghana in a statement which read: “The Ghana Football Association wishes to announce that Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the senior National team with immediate effect,” it read.

“The Executive Council has also taken a decision to dissolve the technical team of the Black Stars. The Ghana Football Association will in the coming days provide a roadmap on the future direction of the Black Stars.”

Following the match, there were reports that the 65-year-old was accosted by an angry supporter at the team’s hotel in the Ivory Coast, where AFCON is being held.

 

About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

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