I want to be the best coach Ghana has ever produced – John Paintsil declares

Former Black Stars defender John Paintsil has revealed that his biggest dream is to leave a legacy as one of the best coaches to ever come out of Ghana.

The 39-year-old was speaking on Max TV’s Black Stars Classics – World Cup edition.

“Right now, I’m focused on my coaching role and truly I want to leave  a legacy as the best ever coach to come out of Ghana and believe I can make it”

The former Liberty Professionals player has now delved into full time coaching. In 2016, he became assistant manager at South African side Kaizer Chiefs where he boosted his coaching CV with priceless experience.

After returning to Ghana, Paintsil had a brief spell at Legon Cities where he  played an instrumental role in the transition from Wa All Stars to Legon Cities.

The gritty defender took over as head coach at Cities until he was replaced in 2019.

Paintsil talked about a number of issues ranging from his humble beginnings in Berekum, his move to Accra to play for Liberty, his call up to the U-20 World Cup squad in Argentina among others.

The former right-back also touched on how he transformed from a striker to being a defender.

He also chronicled how his journey to greatness begun after a move to Israel to join Maccabi Tel Aviv before playing in the English Premier League three different teams.

Paintsil played 89 games for the Black Stars and featured West Ham United, Fulham, Santos among other clubs.

 

Source: Mutala Yakubu

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