Chris Hughton was among the leading candidates to replace Otto Addo as Black Stars coach after Addo’s departure during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Fans’ expectations were increased by the 64-year-old’s entry into the position because he managed in the Premier League and brought with him a plethora of experience.
“The biggest challenge is always expectations. I have been here for long enough and over a long enough period and I can remember the World Cups of old and the Black Stars teams in the past so this brings expectations,” Hughton told Supersport.
“But that comes with any management or coaching job. It is about getting results and also the levels of change now…So many teams have improved.”
“If you look at an AFCON qualifying group, there’s never an easy one, which might not have been the case in the past. Expectations and of course making sure that you can get the results that you need to get.”
Hughton, who had previously worked as Otto Addo’s technical advisor, was formally introduced as Ghana’s head coach last month. Addo had resigned from his position.
Since then, the former Brighton manager’s first two games in charge of the Black Stars have gone undefeated.
In a doubleheader 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier, Ghana defeated Angola 1-0 in Kumasi in his first game in charge before drawing with the Black Antelopes in Luanda.