Assistant coach of the Black Stars, George Boateng, has revealed he was not pressured to step down from his role as Aston Villa U-23 boss as a part of taking his new role with the national staff.

The 46-year-old introduced his resolution to stop working with the Premier League aspect last month citing the necessity to focus on his role with Ghana as the explanation behind it.

The former Villa player labored on a short lived foundation prior to Ghana’s qualification to the FIFA 2022 World Cup and did the identical through the summer time interval when the staff travelled to Japan for the Kirin Cup.

However, Boateng decided to stop his role with Villa and focus solely on the Black Stars with the World Cup quick approaching.

Speaking to Joy Sports on his resolution, he said, “It is not that I was forced to leave the [Villa U-23] job but you have to respect the club as well and the discussion was always between what’s the best thing for the club, what’s the best thing for the coach [George Boateng] and what is the best thing overall moving forward for me.”

I was adamant that I want to do the job with Ghana. I wanted and felt it is the right decision to stay with Ghana and help. Then you come to the conclusion that both jobs are full-time and both jobs demand a lot of time and being the person that I am, I don’t like to lack in any department of what I do and what I undertake,” he added.

According to him, selecting Ghana over the Villa job goes to be the very best resolution in the long run.

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