Michael Essien, a former player for Ghana, has stated that he is “not interested” in leading the Black Stars.
Essien has been employed as an assistant coach at the Danish club Nordsjaelland and currently possesses the UEFA A and UEFA Elite Youth A licenses.
The 40-year-old has nevertheless distanced himself from taking on the post anytime soon since he feels he is not yet prepared to lead Ghana’s national squad.
Essien’s status was revealed by Nigerian journalist Lolade Adewuyi, who met him in Denmark while on route to cover the match between Napoli and AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League.
The sports journalist claimed that when he asked the former midfielder if he would be interested in coaching the Black Stars, he received a negative response.
Adewuyi tweeted a picture of himself with Michael Essien along with the caption, “On my trip to Naples, had a long layover in Denmark where I met a legend of the game, Michael Essien.
He is now the head coach of Danish Superliga team FC Nordsjaelland. His certifications as a UEFA A and Elite Youth Coach were just received. next coach of the Black Stars? Not interested, he responded.
When Essien retired from professional football in 2020 after a brief time with Sabail FK of Azerbaijan, he immediately started working toward his coaching credentials.