Asamoah Gyan explains why he said no to Black Stars’ job

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Former Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has explained why he decided not to take a coaching job with the senior national team. The form Ghana striker said though a chance was given, he did not take up the role.

Speaking to Asempa FM on Wednesday, Gyan said the timing was not right. “The timing was wrong but let us see what happens in the future.” However, Gyan is open to future opportunities as he says anything is possible.

“I won’t entirely rule out the possibility to coach because we don’t know what the future holds.”

Meanwhile, Asamoah Gyan believes his former teammate John Paintsil is the right man for the assistant coach role. The appointment of the former West Ham United defender caused a stir as many felt his appointment was an act of favour, not merit.

But Gyan said the former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach has done enough to deserve the role. He also reminded Ghanaians of what Paintsil did as a player for the team.

“John [Paintsil] sacrificed a lot for the national team but people seem to forget. After retirement, he went to coach in South Africa as an assistant and gathered relevant experience.’”

“If you look at his life after retirement, all he he’s done is coach. So if I look at his records and what he has done, I can only support his appointment to the assistant’s role,” Gyan stated.

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