English Premier League side Aston Villa have named former Dutch international of Ghanaian descent George Boateng as the new head coach of their U23 side.
The Birmingham-based side have promoted the 45-year-old Nkawkaw-born from their U18 side to the U23s where he will work in the Premier League 2.
Boateng was handed the role with the U23s on Sunday and confirmed by the Villa Twitter handle after he impressed with the U18 where he was appointed exactly a year ago.
He was once linked with the Ghana job but inside forces shot the proposals down sighting reasons that the player turned his back on Ghana and represented the Netherlands at international level.
🗣️ @George1Boateng will be working with Villa’s U23s this season!
He joined VillaTV earlier this week to discuss his new role ahead of our #PL2 opener against West Brom on Monday… 🙌
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) September 13, 2020
However he has got the opportunity at Villa and horning his coach skills in England where he is hoping to follow in the footsteps of British-Ghanaian Chris Hughton who managed Brighton in the Premier League.
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