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Sports News of Wednesday, 22 April 2020


I will be a great coach - Asamoah Gyan

Ex-Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan Ex-Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan

Ghana superstar Asamoah Gyan has made his intentions known of going into coaching after his career as a player is over.

The 34-year old is Ghana's leading scorer with 51 goals from 109 caps since 2003.

He has featured for 10 clubs so far in his career, his last being with NorthEast United in the Indian Super League.

"Honestly I will try and get a license in coaching because I have the IQ in coaching. I know how to coach,” Gyan told TV3 Sports.

“For me, I can be a very good coach but I need to go through the processes."

Gyan has cited Cosmin Olariou and current Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic - both coaches during his time at Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates, as his influences.

He won four titles with the Abu Dhabi-based club under their watch.

“Honestly I really like Cosmin Olariou, the coach who coached me at Al Ain. He is a Romanian, he’s not well known in Europe,” Gyan continued.

“And then I learnt a lot from Zlatko [Dalic] the one who took Croatia to the final [at the World Cup 2018]. He was my coach in Al-Ain."

Gyan is presently without a club after he was released from his contract with NorthEast United. He suffered an injury that would keep him out for the rest of the ISL season and was replaced by Andy Keogh as the marquee signing.

He scored four goals in eight appearances for the Guwahati outfit.