Former Ghanaian coach Kwasi Appiah thinks Black Stars coaches should have at least five years to work and be successful.
Because coaches sometimes start their careers without having any prior knowledge of the players they would be working with, he thinks that this is crucial.
The 62-year-old, who has twice managed the Black Stars, believes that managers who are given the chance to oversee the squad for a period of five years will be successful.
He claimed that by doing this, they will have the opportunity to get to know the players’ strengths and limitations as well as design a winning strategy.
According to him, the national team coach should be given at least five years with the national team. He said this to Joy Sports.
“The reason is that you are unfamiliar with the players, and it will take you a year or two to learn about their mentalities, levels of performance, and integration strategies.
“The other two or three years, you’re looking at how you can go out there and attempt to win while playing to a specific identity, strategically for you.
“I don’t understand why you should be given five years if you can’t win anything. If that’s the case, you’re not deserving of your salt and shouldn’t consider coaching at all.
“I believe that five years have prepared you to win something for the country.”
In his two stints, from 2012 to 2014 and from 2017 to 2020, Kwasi Appiah managed the Black Stars for two years each. His final match for Ghana was in December 2019.