Former Black Stars midfielder, Otto Addo, has rejoined former club Borrusia Dortmund as an assistant coach in charge of youth development.
Addo, now 43, made 15 appearances, scoring 2 goals for the Black Stars in a 7-year period between 1999 and 2006. He was a member of the Black Stars’ squad in their maiden world cup campaign in 2006 and started in the country’s two wins at the tournament against Czech Republic and USA. He also served as the chief scout of the national team from 2013 to 2015.
A tweet by the official Borrusia Dortmund account read,
“Delighted to announce the return of former Borussia Dortmund player, Otto Addo, who will serve as an assistant coach focusing on youth development! “
Delighted to announce the return of former Borussia Dortmund player, Otto Addo, who will serve as an assistant coach focusing on youth development! 🐝 pic.twitter.com/ctqkiOFbaV
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) April 17, 2019
A fan favorite himself, Addo made 75 appearances for the BVB senior team, scoring 15 goals and winning the 2001/02 Bundesliga title and reaching the UEFA Cup Final. However, his career was hampered by several injuries and he later transferred to Mainz 05 in 2005 where he spent 2 seasons. He retired in 2008 after a short stint with Hometown club Hamburger SV.
Addo, currently at Monchengladbach, will team up with Lucien Favre’s technical team at the end of the season and is expected to see to the development of players from Dortmund’s famous academy to the senior team.