George Boateng

Former Netherlands international George Boateng says he will be available to coach the Black Stars in future.

Boateng, 45, who is currently the manager of Aston Villa U23, has been linked to the Black Stars job for some time now.

Earlier this year, media reports suggested the former Feyenoord and Aston Villa midfielder was contacted to be part of Charles Akonnor’s backroom staff as the assistant coach.

But, Boateng is adamant he will only be available to take up the coaching job if the position becomes vacant.

“If the Black Stars need me, I will always be available,” the former Villa defender said in an interview with Joysports.

“I have a very good relationship with the GFA, with Mr Okraku and the Vice President, Mr Mark Addo and they are doing a great job now.

Boateng added that he is ready to head the technical team of four time African champions when he is called upon.

“I’ve always indicated that if they need my services, I’m always available to talk and if we can come together and put our heads together and agree on something that’s perfect but there will definitely be an interest one day to manage the Black Stars,” he said

George Boateng retired from active football in 2013 and went into coaching a year later. He began with Malaysian club Kelantan FA, but he now heads U23 team of Aston Villa.